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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Man Who Stole $889K from Employers Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Federal Prison

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GEORGES AVRIDOR, 43, a citizen of Haiti formerly residing in Greenwich and Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 37 months of imprisonment for stealing more than $800,000 from his employers.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between July 2013 and October 2016, Avridor stole personal bank checks from two Greenwich residents who employed him as a driver.  He made the checks payable either to “Cash” or to himself for various amounts of money and forged the signature of one of his employers on the checks.  He then cashed the checks at a bank or had the proceeds deposited into a bank account that he controlled.  Avridor stole $889,425 through this scheme, and used some of the funds to take an African safari and to rent luxury sports cars.

Avridor was arrested on June 30, 2017.  On April 4, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud.

On May 8, 2018, while he was released on a $50,000 bond, Avridor was arrested on unrelated state charges for using a credit card belonging to another individual and for cashing fake checks.  He has been detained in state custody since that time.

Avridor will be deported to Haiti when he is released from prison.

This matter was investigated by the Greenwich Police Department, U.S. Secret Service and Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
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Updated March 6, 2019