Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Jordan B. Henderer, age 43, of Albany, pled guilty to one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony, and Criminal Tax Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony.
Henderer was an accountant for HMA Contracting Corp., 535 Brickyard Road, in the town of Schaghticoke, when between February and November of 2015, he embezzled $268,391.05 from HMA. Henderer did so by making fraudulent and unauthorized bank transfers from the business accounts of HMA Contracting Corp. into his own personal account. Following his termination, an internal audit revealed these missing funds, and a subsequent investigation from the New York State Police in Brunswick and the New York State Police Financial Crimes Unit traced the money directly to Henderer.
Through a joint investigation into this larceny, by the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, it was revealed the defendant also owed $19,178.00 in personal income tax in 2015.
As a result of the plea, Henderer will be sentenced to three (3) to nine (9) years in state prison. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on November 23, 2016, at the Rensselaer County Courthouse before the Honorable Debra J. Young. Henderer will also be ordered to repay HMA and the New York State the stolen funds.
Abelove said, “Thanks to the swift work of the State Police and the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, this thief has been quickly brought to justice. My office will continue to pursue those who defraud our local businesses and take advantage of their positions of trust.”
Assistant District Attorney Carl Rosenkranz prosecuted the case.