Jewish Journal


June 29, 2011

Synagogue treasurer arrested, accused of stealing $600,000


Interior of Aish Kodesh in Woodmere

Interior of Aish Kodesh in Woodmere

The treasurer of a Long Island congregation was arrested on suspicions that he stole more than $600,000 from the synagogue.

Issac Zucker, 47, of Woodmere in suburban New York, was arrested early Wednesday morning at a hotel at Long Island-MacArthur Airport, Newsday reported. Police told the newspaper it was unclear if Zucker had planned to fly out of town from the Islip airport.

Zucker is treasurer of the Orthodox outreach synagogue Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, located in the heavily Jewish Five Towns of Long Island. He was reported last week after members of the congregation confronted him with suspicions that he was stealing from the synagogue bank account.

He is set to be arraigned Wednesday on a charge of first-degree larceny, Newsday reported.

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