Swindler Told to Pay Back Printer
EAST GREENBUSH, NY—A county judge here has given Henry Diehm two options: One, he pay back the more than $100,000 he stole from Curtis Printing while acting as its accountant by his Aug. 19 sentencing date, or spend six months in jail for cashing the 38 company checks between 2007 and 2012, when he was arrested, according to the Times Union.
Diehm, 65, who pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny, will receive five years' probation, regardless of the payback, for taking checks that had been pre-signed by Curtis Printing owner Richard Lieberman. The checks came out to $106,900, which Diehm used to pay his own bills when he was experiencing financial difficulties.
Diehm had handled the books at Curtis Printing for more than 15 years and Lieberman trusted him to use the pre-signed checks to cover company expenses while the shop owner was on vacation, according to the newspaper.