From the DA’s Office

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Maryann C. Cusie (DOB 10/13/66) of 3 Amsterdam Road, New City, New York has been arrested and arraigned on three counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, class “D” Felonies.

Between May, 2010 and December, 2012, Cusie allegedly received $11,897 in unemployment insurance benefits for which she was not entitled. According to the charges, the defendant falsely reported that she was unemployed when applying for benefits through the New York State Department of Labor. Cusie was, in fact, working for Majestic Lawn Care and Landscaping during the certification period.

Additionally, the defendant allegedly applied for and was receiving credit card protection payments to which she was not entitled in the amount of $7,549.87. According to the charges, Cusie falsified records submitted to the credit card protection company, falsely claiming she was unemployed.

The defendant was arraigned in the Town of Clarkstown Justice Court before the Honorable Craig Johns. She is due to return to court on January 13, 2014.

If convicted, Cusie faces up to seven years in prison.

This case is being investigated and prosecuted by the Special Investigations Unit of the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Ameenah Karim is prosecuting the case.

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