A Suffern man is accused of raiding his live-in girlfriend's bank account for months after her death, according to .
The theft was discovered by the Social Security Administration, which referred the investigation to the United States Secret Service. The Secret Service collaborated with the Rockland County Special Investigations Unit in making the arrest of James Waldorn, 64, of 155 Lafayette Ave., Suffern.
Waldorn is accused of third-degree grand larceny and was arraigned today in the Ramapo Town Court before Judge Alan Simon. Waldorn was released pending a May 29 hearing.
Zugibe said Waldorn's girlfriend, Gail Zavada, died in October 2010, however, Social Security benefit checks continued to be despoited in her bank account. Waldorn is accused of taking $3,424.50 from the dead woman's account from Nov. 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011.
Waldorn, according to the charges against him, did not have authorization to access the bank account. Zugibe said Waldorn wrote checks to himself off the account and made numerous withdrawals through bank machines.
Waldorn faces up to seven years in state prison, if convicted.
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