The White Plains Examiner

Greenburgh Ass’t Principal Pleads Guilty to $794,000 Larceny

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Frank Gluberman
Frank Gluberman

Frank Gluberman (DOB 08/16/47) of 47 Waters Edge, Congers, New York pled guilty this week to one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony.

The defendant is the Assistant Principal at Woodlands High School and former Treasurer of the Greenburgh Teacher’s Federation (GTF) and the Greenburgh Teacher’s Welfare Fund.

The GTF Welfare Fund receives taxpayer money, which is negotiated by the GTF, to pay for benefits such as: dental, optical, legal services, for school teachers and administrators of the school district.

Over a period of seven years, from 2006 to 2013, the defendant wrote checks to himself from the Greenburgh Teacher’s Fund checking account and GTF Welfare Fund totaling more that $794,865.

The defendant forged the signature of the president of the GTF, as he needed dual signature authorization to make payments.

The checks written by the defendant were to himself, his two daughters, and to pay property taxes on two homes that he owns.

The larceny came to light when in September 2012, the defendant was promoted to Assistant Principal and had to relinquish his position as the treasurer of the union funds.

Greenburgh police and the District Attorney’s office were contacted and initiated an investigation.

The defendant was arrested in January 2014 by Greenburgh Police.

Bail was continued at $50,000 cash over $100,000 bond.

Sentencing will be on December 14th, 2014.

The defendant is expected to pay full restitution up-front on the day of sentencing.

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in state prison.

Assistant District Attorney Stephen Ronco of the Public Integrity Bureau is prosecuting the case.

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