Hicksville Man Charged With Falsifying Business Records

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A Hicksville man was arrested on August 29 at 1 a.m. after police say he placed fraudulent orders through his company and kept commissions.

Michael F. Arbassio, 57, was employed as a salesperson for Camponil Electronics and Chemicals at 183 Broadway in Hicksville. An investigation determined that between July and August of 2014 Arbassio placed twelve fraudulent sales orders for chemicals to various Fire Departments throughout the country, according to police. After submitting the fraudulent orders to his company, police say he received his commission in excess of $1,000. Upon receiving the products, the Fire Departments notified his employer explaining that they had not placed any orders with the defendant. Arbassio was placed under arrest at his residence.

Arbassio is charged with Grand Larceny 4th degree and Falsifying Business Records 1st degree.