A 42-year-old man with residences in Greenwich and Stamford pleaded guilty in Bridgeport District Court to stealing nearly $1 million from two people who employed him as a driver in Greenwich.
John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Wednesday that Georges Avridor pleaded guilty to a charge of one count of bank fraud after stealing more than $800,000 from two men in Greenwich.
Avridor pleaded guilty to stealing personal bank checks from the two men between July 2013 and October 2016, when they employed him as a driver. Durham said he proceeded to make those checks payable to “cash” or to himself for different amounts of money and forged the signature of one of his employers on the checks.
According to court documents, Avridor then cashed those checks at a bank or had the money deposited into a different bank account that he controlled. In total, Avridor stole $889,425 through this scheme.
Avridor was arrested on June 30 last year and has been released on $50,000 bond, pending his sentencing. Avridor is due back in court later this year, when he will face up to 30 years in prison.
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