A 69-year-old Rockland resident and former assistant principal in Westchester was sentenced to one to three years in state prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to grand larceny in the second degree, a class C felony, on Aug. 20, according to Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty.
Frank Gluberman of Congers has also paid full restitution in the amount of $794,865.19 to his victims.
Gluberman worked as assistant principal at Woodlands High School in Hartsdale.
He also served as treasurer of the Greenburgh Teachers Federation (GTF), along with the Greenburgh Teachers Welfare Fund, which receives taxpayer money negotiated by the GTF to pay for benefits such as dental, optical and legal services for school teachers and administrators of the school district.
Over a period of seven years, from 2006 to 2013, Gluberman wrote checks to himself from the Greenburgh Teachers Fund checking account and GTF Welfare Fund totaling $794,865.19, prosecutors said.
Needing dual signature authorization to make payments, he also forged the signature of the president of the GTF, according to McCarty.
The checks written by Gluberman were made out to himself and his two daughters, and to pay property taxes on two homes that he owns, prosecutors said.
The larceny came to light in September 2012, when the defendant was promoted to assistant principal and had to relinquish his position as the treasurer of the union funds; Greenburgh police and the district attorney’s office were contacted, and initiated the investigation that resulted in the larceny charge, according to prosecutors.
Gluberman was remanded into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections.
Assistant District Attorney Brian Conway and Assistant District Attorney Steven Ronco of the Public Integrity Bureau prosecuted the case.