CLARKSTOWN MAN CONVICTED FOR PASSING BAD CHECKS

FROM THE DA’S OFFICE

Picture 1Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Yoel Silber (DOB 03/23/76) of 2 Lynhaven Drive, New City, New York was found guilty following a jury trial of:

One count of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class “E” felony

Ten counts of issuing a bad check, class “B” misdemeanors

On or about February 6, 2013, Silber stole $1,694.72 from Provident Bank in New City by wrongfully withdrawing funds from his business checking account after depositing ten “bad” checks drawn upon his accounts at another bank in which he had insufficient funds.

The defendant, the owner of three businesses, Promtix, LLC, Prom Fantasy Magazine, LLC, and Wedding Fantasy Magazine, LLC, deposited the checks drawn upon two Citibank accounts connected to his various businesses, into his Provident account, opened under Promtix. The Citibank accounts had insufficient funds to cover the ten deposited checks.

Following the verdict, the defendant continues to be out on bail. Silber faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison when he is sentenced on June 10, 2014. Assistant District Attorney John W. McGowan prosecuted the case.