Alan Gorelick has been charged with stealing $610,914.94 from the Harway Terrace apartment complex in Bath Beach on 2475 West 16th Street. Authorities say that he was able to do this by using his position as manager of the complex to divert money from tenants into a business account.
Gorelick is the vice president of the real estate company, Saparn Realty and his wife, Anita, is the founder and president. On January 16, Gorelick was arrested and charged; he is awaiting his trial behind bars since he did not make the $750,000 bail. The police charged him with one count of grand larceny and nine counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.
According to a Commercial Observer article:
Mr. Gorelick diverted $610,914.94 from Harway Terrace and deposited it into Saparn’s business account, “either by depositing checks from third parties written to the order of Harway Terrace or by depositing checks written against two of Harway Terrace’s accounts into Saparn’s business accounts,” the complaint indicates.
As executive vice president of Saparn, located at 505 Eighth Avenue, between 35th and 36th Streets in the Garment District, Mr. Gorelick is the liaison with the banking community and he heads up the firm’s sales and mortgage brokerage departments. He runs the firm with his wife Anita Sapirman, the complaint indicates. She is the founder and president of Saparn. A message left for Ms. Sapirman at her office was not returned.
Gorelick is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. If convicted of grand larceny, Gorelick could serve up to 15 years in prison.