A bookkeeper has been indicted for embezzling over $1 million from a family-owned commercial plumbing business where she worked.
Domenica Giordano, 39, of Islip Terrace, was employed as a bookkeeper at All Systems Maintenance in Bay Shore for approximately 17 years. In May 2020, the owner of the business asked Giordano to help her access the corporate bank accounts. After several days of Giordano ignoring this request, the owner went directly to the local branch of her bank to personally review
the accounts. When she did, she discovered unauthorized withdrawals totaling over $1 million that dated back to September 2015.
A subsequent investigation revealed that, between 2015 and 2020, Giordano allegedly began writing checks to herself without the company owner’s knowledge or permission. She signed the checks using a rubber stamp of the owner’s signature and allegedly deposited the corporate funds into both her personal account and her friend’s business accounts. By June 2020, she had allegedly taken more than $1 million. It is alleged that Giordano made payments from the company accounts to pay off her own and her friend’s credit card balances.
On February 1, 2024, Giordano was arraigned on the indictment before Supreme Court Judge John B. Collins for first-degree grand larceny, a Class B felony. Collins ordered Giordano to be monitored via supervised release. Her next court date is April 3, 2024.
“Small businesses are an integral part of our local economy,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney. “My office takes all allegations of theft from hardworking business owners very seriously. If you steal in Suffolk County, we will hold you accountable.”