CORONA — Three ambulance workers padded their pockets with hundreds of thousands of dollars taken from a nonprofit ambulance service in Corona, and one of the alleged thieves used the cash to visit Disney World, the state attorney general said.
The first responders worked for the Corona Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and took a total of $330,000 — with one EMT taking $310,000 to spend on limousine rides and trips to Disney World and Niagrara Falls, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Daniel Dominguez, 37, served as the treasurer of the ambulance corps and helped co-workers steal from the group, the attorney general said. He transfered the hundreds of thousands of dollars to his account, using it for trips and expensive meals.
He also helped another board member, Daryl Adeva, 31, transfer close to $9,000 to his accounts, according to a second complaint filed by the attorney general.
A third felony complaint alleges the board's president, David Moretti, 41, stole more than $11,000 from the group.
The thefts occurred between 2008 and 2011, according to the attorney general's office.
“These emergency medical technicians, who were entrusted with providing medical services and transportation for New York residents, instead took advantage of their positions and used a not-for-profit ambulance corps as their own personal piggy bank,” Schneiderman said.
The three men were arrested and arraigned Thursday on grand larceny charges.