Roslyn Heights Man Accused of $15K PTA Theft


John Rom

A Roslyn Heights man has been accused of stealing more than $15,000 from the parent-teacher association at an Albertson school for children with disabilities.

John Rom was arrested Tuesday and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on a charge of grand larceny.


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Nassau County prosecutors said that the 57-year-old man, who served as the treasurer of the Henry Viscardi School Special Education Parents Teachers Association, embezzled $15,885 from the association between February 2009 and May 2011.

He allegedly wrote a series of checks made payable to himself or to cash and would make withdrawals from the PTA’s bank account for personal expenses after he had lost his job and his home to foreclosure.

Rom’s daughter is a student at the school for children with severe mental and physical disabilities.

He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

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