Long Island man arrested for allegedly stealing over $200k from college students since 2013

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, May 12, 2017

WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island man was arrested for allegedly defrauding college students and a college in Connecticut over the course of nearly four years.

Police say Peter Burke, 53, of Cold Spring Harbor is responsible for running the scheme beginning in March 2013 in Westbury.

As an employee of Dick Robinson Media, Burke recruited and enrolled students, while also handling student accounts.

An investigation discovered that Burke accepted cash from students that was meant for the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and kept it.

Police say the amount of money he allegedly took totaled more than $220,000.

Burke was charged with second degree grand larceny.