Scott Yandrasevich Indicted on Felony Charges Related to Alleged Rye Golf Club Theft

Yandrasevich of Danbury, Conn. is accused of stealing more than $340,000 from the Rye Golf Club when he was general manager.

Scott Yandrasevich. Photo credit: Westchester County District Attorney's office
Scott Yandrasevich. Photo credit: Westchester County District Attorney's office
Scott Yandrasevich, the Danbury resident and former general manager of the Rye Golf Club, was arraigned Friday on an 11-count indictment, which includes felony Grand Larceny charges, according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

Yandrasevich is accused of stealing more than $340,000 from the golf club from 2007 to 2012.

Below is the full press release from DiFiore detailing the indictment: 

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Scott Yandrasevich (DOB 2/25/1964) of 11 Abbey Lane, Danbury, Connecticut, was arraigned today on an eleven indictment charging him with:

  • one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony,
  • ten counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, class “E” Felonies.

  • Between April 10th, 2007 and August 20, 2012, the defendant, who was the General Manager of the Rye Golf Club, located at 330 Boston Post Road, in Rye, New York, stole approximately $342,120 from the Club and the City of Rye by knowingly submitting false invoices to the City of Rye for fictitious employees over this approximate four and a half year period. 

    The club is a Rye City owned non-equity membership club.

    The defendant accomplished this larceny by setting up and effectively controlling a staffing company called RM Staffing for the purposes of billing the City of Rye for services provided to the Club. 

    The defendant submitted false bi-weekly invoices on RM Staffing stationary listing individual(s) who were falsely described as working in “Administration,” “Restaurant” and/or “Operations” at the Club, when in fact no such person(s) worked for the Club.

    In total, these fraudulent invoices were submitted during a span of over one hundred pay periods and the City of Rye paid out approximately $342,120 to RM Staffing for these fictional services. 

    After RM Staffing received these stolen monies, said stolen monies were ultimately transferred back to the defendant, who used said funds for his own personal use.

    The City became aware of financial irregularities, hired outside counsel who further investigated and forwarded those findings to the District Attorneys office.

    Bail was continued at $10,000 cash or bond. 

    The defendant’s next court date is May 21st, 2014.

    He faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in state prison. 

    Assistant District Attorney Brian Conway, Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Bureau is prosecuting the case.

    JJ May 12, 2014 at 12:31 PM
    I'm happy to see that this is finally come to an end. Over the past few years I read what people were writing about this man and this situation and it appears they were all spot on. Good work to the cops & DA's Office.
    tedc May 12, 2014 at 03:23 PM
    Hey JJ - "the cops & DA's office" did ZERO. In fact The Police Commissioner of the City of Rye personally signed one of the phony RM Staffing purchase orders for a quarter of a million dollars even though he wasn't authorized to do so. And the Westchester County DA's office has slow walked this thing about as much as they could. Yes we who did the work (especially Leon) did write and research up a storm. Now expect a plea bargain and deflection protection arrangement to be constructed for those who illegally authorized the whole scheme to begin with. Mark my words.
    Bob Zahm May 12, 2014 at 03:50 PM
    @JJ - if you think this is finally coming to an end, then you must be expecting a plea will be made by Yandrasevich or that, if tried quickly, he'll be acquitted 'cause it could be quite a while before this case comes to trial and there's a pile of appeals possible.
    RyeDad May 12, 2014 at 06:04 PM
    Looks like Pickup, Opie Shew, French, Nodarse and Wilson will definitely be called as defense witnesses. Here is the Penal Law Defense for (10) out of the (11) charges against the former RGC Manager: ======================================= § 175.15 Falsifying business records; defense; ======================================= In any prosecution for falsifying business records, it is an affirmative defense that the defendant was a clerk, bookkeeper or other employee who, without personal benefit, merely executed the orders of his employer or of a superior officer or employee generally authorized to direct his activities.
    Sterling May 12, 2014 at 07:11 PM
    PICK UP IS AN EMBARRASSMENT HE MUST GO. Bravo the cops???? It's Leon baby, it's all Leon, he put it all up on the net - Pickup and Scotty in their own words, took them down. Same thing was done Hastings in stopping Mayor Swiderski's slaughter of deer. Nothing like someone's own words plastered on the net.


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