Port Washington Man Arrested for Grand Larceny

The man is accused of depositing invalid checks at a bank.

A Port Washington man was accused Wednesday of knowingly depositing invalid checks and then withdrawing the proceeds.  

New York State Police say Antonio Raimo, 42, of Port Washington opened a bank account with in Port Washington. After opening the new account, Raimo deposited two checks totaling $5,800, police say. Soon after, Raimo made withdrawals for all of the funds, according to police. Both checks later came back cancelled due to insufficient funds, authorities said. 

Raimo is charged with third degree grand larceny and is scheduled to be arraigned in Nassau County First District Court in Hempstead on Wednesday.

Wandell Thomas February 01, 2012 at 07:57 PM
matteo February 02, 2012 at 06:00 PM
How many people bounce checks, but do not get arrested? Perhaps the difference is that in most cases the person has already deposited funds that weren't yet cleared, or believed the money was on hand when in fact another owner of the account drew money out, etc. I guess this guy knew all along he was scamming the Bank, and hoped he would recover the money in the future to pay it back. Here, he deposited worthless checks, apparently knowing them to be worthless. Why didn't the Bank wait to pay him until those checks cleared. My bank waits for clearance of checks.
Caren February 02, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I hear he was a business owner in town and maybe that is why the bank let him do it...it was foolish on their part
Robert P. February 03, 2012 at 12:36 PM
the word is that this was a regular habit of his and he finally got caught.. great job law enforcement!
Robert P. February 03, 2012 at 09:24 PM
the business is evergreen salon on the corner of shore rd and manorhaven blvd
Liz Richards February 05, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Pls do not bash his family's business. His family has owned that salon since I was a child (I am 37~). They have worked hard their whole lives and are good people.
Ann W. Latner February 05, 2012 at 05:20 AM
We should also remember that in America there is a presumption of innocence. Simply being arrested doesn't make you guilty of something. It's up to the Judge or jury to decide about that...
Robert P. February 05, 2012 at 03:11 PM
I don't see anyone "bashing" his business in any of the posts on here. What the guy did and what the business is are two separate issues. As far as the "presumption of innocence" comment, this guy is not a first time offender. I know for a fact that he's made depositing bogus checks a habit for years, and the banks are just as at fault for allowing it to continue. If it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck...
Robert P. February 05, 2012 at 03:28 PM
having said that however I do agree that it is up to the judge and jury to determine his guilt or innocence, however it really shouldn't be that difficult for them to come back with that guilty verdict.. we'll see
Tatiana Nelson February 06, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Innocent until proven guilty. Let the courts decide and not the judgemental/assuming members of the community.
NYB February 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
The presumption of innocence is a trial presumption, isn't really enforceable throughout the rest of the system or in society. Just saying...
Robert P. February 25, 2012 at 04:44 PM
so whats the update on this guy, anyone know?


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