A Greenwich man pleaded guilty on Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to a fraud offense related to his theft of more than $800,000 from two individuals in Greenwich.
The man Georges Avridor, 42, of Greenwich and Stamford, according to court documents and statements made in court, between July 2013 and October 2016, stole personal bank checks from two Greenwich residents who employed him as a driver.
Avridor then 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 a total of $889,425 through this scheme.
Avridor pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.
Avridor was arrested on June 30, 2017. He is released on a $50,000 bond pending sentencing.
This matter has been investigated by the Greenwich Police Department, U.S. Secret Service and Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.
The plea was announced by John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.