Stamford restaurant employee charged with bilking $34K
Updated 3:46 pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
STAMFORD — A city man working at a restaurant next to the Stamford courthouse was charged with stealing and cashing more than 50 checks from the establishment worth just over $34,000, police say.
George Spiro Moschos, 45, of Seaton Road was charged with one count of second-degree larceny and 53 counts of forgery. He is being held in lieu of a $50,000 court appearance bond.
Sgt. Steve Perrotta said the manager of the restaurant Six Thirteen on Prospect Street made a complaint to police last month when he figured the restaurant should have more cash coming in.
Perrotta said the manager and bookkeeper discovered checks written to Moschos that were not part of his salary. Those checks, 53 of them in fact, were discovered to have been written between May and early November and cashed by Moschos for amounts ranging from $600, $700 and $800, Perrotta said.
Each of the checks that totaled $34,150 had forged signatures on them, Perrotta said.
Moschos, who is a former manager of the restaurant, was convicted in Stamford of fifth-degree larceny in 2014 and sent to jail for six months. He has not yet made pleas in the case.