ITHACA, N.Y. — A man is being charged with stealing $6,500 from the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County while he was president of the organization.

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Micah Martorell, 35, of Ithaca, was charged Wednesday with felony third-degree grand larceny after officials say he stole the money from the organization’s various bank accounts.

It is unclear if he was still president of the organization at the time of his arrest.

The Ithaca Police Department provided the following news release about the incident:

In July of 2015 the Ithaca Police Department investigated the complaint of nearly $6,500 being stolen from various bank accounts of the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County. 

The thefts occurred between March 2015 and June 2015. Micah Martorell was the President of the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County during that timeframe and was determined to be the person responsible for the stolen funds.

Investigative efforts revealed Martorell withdrew money from various accounts at the LCATC’s bank and did not reimburse the LCATC for the withdrawals, as required by the bylaws of the LCATC.

Martorell was arrested earlier today at IPD Headquarters and was arraigned in Ithaca City Court. Martorell was charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony.

Martorell was released on his own recognizance pending further court action.

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Jolene Almendarez

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