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Property Manager Sentenced in Grand Larceny Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

December 4, 2018



 Property Manager Sentenced in 

Grand Larceny Case 

ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares today announced that JAMIE BONKOSKI, 42, of Cohoes, was sentenced to 6 months in the Albany County Correctional Facility, to be followed by 5 years of Post-Release Supervision, before the Honorable William A. Carter in Albany County Court this morning.

On October 11, 2018, BONKOSKI pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony.

For over 20 years, BONKOSKI was the property manager at Deer Valley Apartments in the Town of Guilderland. In January of 2018, the Deer Valley Management Company uncovered a pattern of embezzlement, theft and fraud that ultimately lead back to BONKOSKI. The investigation determined that BONKOSKI used her position as property manager to barter personal training sessions with tenants for rent credit, steal cash security deposits and pet fees, and use the company credit card to purchase personal items for her home. As part of the embezzlement, BONKOSKI forged tenant signatures, opened bank accounts without authorization, and falsified business records. The investigation and forensic audit ultimately determined that between January of 2013 and February of 2018, BONKOSKI stole $79,961.48 in money and property.

This case was prosecuted by former Assistant District Attorney Shadi Masri. Today’s appearance was handled by Assistant District Attorney Michael Wetmore.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]