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Bedford Police Arrest Katonah Company Employee After Alleged Grand Larceny

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. — The Bedford Police Department arrested and charged a Brooklyn man with eight counts of forgery and one count of grand larceny in the third-degree, both class D felonies, after he stole over $10,000 from his employer, Katonah-based American Image Art, Lt. Jeffrey Dickan of Bedford Police said.

Alex Bertman, 23, who worked for the company on 171 Golden’s Bridge Road, forged multiple unauthorized checks through the company’s bank account from August 2011 to January 2012, Dickan said. The official total ranged to $10,600.

Bedford Police began investigating the matter after being called by the company, which was suspicious of Bertman’s actions. After the trail led to Bertman, he was found at the company’s headquarters in Katonah on Feb. 9 at 7:20 p.m. and taken into custody on $11,000 bail, which he could not make, said Dickan. He was subsequently taken to Westchester County Jail.

Also in the Bedford Police Blotte r:

- Jill Carney, 39, from Pleasantville was found shoplifting in the Kohl’s Department Store in Bedford Hills, attempting to take $63 worth of jewelry on Feb. 20, Dickan said. She was held by store security until the police arrived, who then took her into custody and sent her away with a petit larceny charge, a misdemeanor, $100 bail and a return date to court on March 1.

- Juana Salguero of Bedford Hills was charged with two counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor, on Feb. 14, sergeant Tom Diebold of Bedford Police said. Salguero was taken in after stealing a total of $155 from her employer, the Shoprite in Bedford Hills, between Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. Salguaro, a cashier, was taken in after store security held her on Feb. 14. She will be back to court on Thursday for her hearing after released on $250 bail.

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