“Bernard Charles, an East Ramapo school board trustee, spouse of Ramapo’s deputy supervisor, and former town employee has been charged with grand larceny and criminal impersonation after the Rockland District Attorney’s Office said he attempted to rent out the town’s Cultural Arts Center and pocket the more than $1,000 fee.
In the past, Charles has managed bookings at the Cultural Arts Center, located on Main Street in Spring Valley.
The 65-year-old Spring Valley resident was arrested Friday morning and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and second-degree criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor, according to Rockland County Chief Assistant District Attorney Dominic Crispino.
“He is accused of pretending to be an employee of the town of Ramapo,” Crispino said. He had no permission to enter into a rental agreement for use of the Cultural Arts Center. “He is not a town of Ramapo employee,” Crispino said. [Read more…]