Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that on Thursday, December 8th, Jordan B. Henderer, age 43, of Albany, New York, was sentenced to three (3) to nine (9) years of state prison for the theft of $268,391.05 from his employer, as well as two and a third (2 1/3) to seven (7) years of state prison for failure to report his ill-gotten income to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Those sentences will both run concurrently.

Henderer was an accountant for HMA Contracting Corp. based in Schaghticoke. Between February and November of 2015, Henderer embezzled $268,391.05 from HMA, transferring funds from payroll into his own personal account. Following his termination, an internal audit revealed these missing funds, and subsequent investigation by the New York State Police in Brunswick and the New York State Police Financial Crimes Unit traced the money directly to Henderer. Today, Henderer was ordered to repay the full amount of his theft.

As a result of this larceny, a joint investigation by the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance revealed that Henderer owed $19,178 in personal income tax in 2015, which he was also ordered to pay as a result of this sentence.

Abelove said, “Mr. Henderer betrayed the trust of his employer, who treated him not just as an employee, but as a member of their family. This egregious theft had an enormous impact on HMA Contracting, a small business in our community, and to this day they are still dealing with the fallout.”

Assistant District Attorney Carl Rosenkranz prosecuted the case.