According to police in the town of Southampton, a Westhampton man was arrested Thursday after months of investigation into the theft from a bank account owned by a resident of the group home where he worked. Police did not name the group home.
Police said a criminal investigation related to AHRC, a defender of people affected by “intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities,” identified Sean Haynes, 32, as a suspect in Southern Pton police on Thursday. He said it was over when he surrendered to headquarters.
He was charged with four thefts twice, three thefts five times, and a petite theft once. According to police, Haynes will be released on an outdoor court ticket and will face arraignment at the Southampton Town Judiciary Court at a later date.
According to police, Haynes is a “house manager” at home, and the investigation found that “we started stealing money from the accounts of multiple residents and ran out of the victim’s bank accounts.” Police did not disclose the allegedly stolen amount.
Also, it was not immediately clear how the theft was discovered or the number of people believed to have been victims of fraud.