Yehuda Rubin, a haredi man from Staten Island, allegedly cashed more than $50,000 of checks stolen from the Yeshiva of Staten Island. When police arrested him last week, Rubin allegedly had marijuana, Oxycodone, Xanax and Adderall in his possession.
Haredi Man Allegedly Steals $50,000 From Haredi Yeshiva In Stolen Check Scheme
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Yehuda Rubin, a haredi man from Staten Island, allegedly cashed more than $50,000 of checks stolen from the Yeshiva of Staten Island, SILive reported.
Sixteen checks, all drawn on a Staten Island account belonging to Mesivtah Tifereth Jerusalem in Manhattan, the Yeshiva of Staten Island’s parent, were cashed over a five-month period in 2011. All 16 checks were reportedly cashed at the Pay-O-Matic check cashing service located at at 1813 Kings Highway in Brooklyn.
Rubin, 31, of Hallister Street in Pleasant Plains, was arrested in a routine car stop last week on drug charges. Police then linked him to the checks theft and Rubin was charged with multiple felonies related to them.
Rubin was allegedly a student at the Yeshiva of Staten Island in 2001 and he lives only a few blocks from it today, although the yeshiva’s unidentified “head rabbi” – presumably Reuven Feinstein – apparently told police he did not recognize Rubin from security camera footage while the yeshiva's security head, Rabbi David Ceder, reportedly claimed he had no knowledge of the case.
Rubin reportedly told police the stolen checks were just a “misunderstanding.”
When police arrested him last week, Rubin allegedly had marijuana, Oxycodone, Xanax and Adderall in his possession.
He is reportedly charged with misdemeanor drug possession charges; multiple counts of second-, third- and fourth degree grand larceny;, and third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Rubin was arraigned Friday in Staten Island. Bail was set at $35,000. He
He was scheduled to make another court appearance today.
[Hat Tip: The Lion.]