Haifa municipal employee allegedly stole, forged checks

September 14, 2011 12:34

An indictment was filed in the Haifa Magistrate's Court on Wednesday against Tzahi Levy, a 37-year-old Haifa resident and former city archive employee accused of pocketing nearly a quarter of a million shekels in scams involving forged checks. 

Levy, a school maintenance man in Kiryat Shmuel, is charged with aggravated fraud, aggravated forgery, fraud, breach of trust and attempting to destroy evidence.

According to the indictment, Levy stole checks belonging to the municipality and other companies, and pocketed tens of thousands of shekels from Haifa business owners whom he offered discounts on municipal property taxes. Levy then used the forged and stolen checks to pay the taxes.

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