A Far Rockaway pre-school executive director and assistants has been sentenced to jail time for theft of education funds intended for special needs students. The Island Child Development Center was once one of the city’s largest providers of special education services to preschoolers with disabilities.
State Comptroller DiNapoli said, “My office’s audit and extensive investigation with Queens County District Attorney Richard A. Brown brought four scammers to justice for their thefts at the Island Child Development Center. Our joint work resulted in a recovery of $8 million that was stolen from special education funds.”