New Rochelle Man Charged with Stealing Money from Youth Football Program

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Lawrence Alston, 51, of New Rochelle was arraigned yesterday in New Rochelle City Court for stealing money from a bank account of the New Rochelle Tackle Football League while he was president.

Specifically, he is charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 26, 2019.

The felony complaint alleges, Lawrence Alston helped himself to more than $20,000 from the Key Bank account of the New Rochelle Tackle Football League between Jan. 23, 2019 and June 13, 2019. The money was taken for his personal use. Key Bank notified the League when funds were overdrawn.

Alston is an employee in the Buildings Bureau of the City of New Rochelle. He has been the subject of two internal investigations by the City government including obtaining improper reimbursements from the CSEA Welfare Fund. He was one of four current employees escorted out of City Hall earlier this week.

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The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gwendolyn Galef, Chief of the Investigations Division Economic Crimes Bureau. Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Marcus of the Westchester County District Attorney’s New Rochelle Branch assisted.

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