Bergen woman accused of stealing more than $58,000 via the Internet
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 10, 2009 - 11:54am
A Bergen woman is accused of stealing more than $58,000 using Internet transfers from an acquaintance.
Renee E. Rowan, 45, of 7527 Gilbert Road, Bergen, allegedly initiated four different transfers of at least $9,000 each.
Rowan was arraigned in Le Roy Town Court and is held in Genesee County Jail on $10,000 bail.
The investigation was conducted by Deputy Matthew Butler and Investigator Timothy Weis, with assistance from Deputy Joseph Graff.
UPDATE: I'm not sure if this is related or not, but a reader points out that Rowan owns staubitzofbuffalo.com (WHOIS database). The other domains that seem affiliated with that business are registered via an off-shore source that apparently hides the true identity of the domain owners. Here's the WHOIS for hartmanmodelboats.com and loyalhannadockyard.com and taubmansonline.com. All three sites have contact information for Rowan.
UPDATE: I just spoke to Investigator Weis and he said the alleged theft was unrelated to Rowan's businesses and there is no further investigation going on related to those businesses. He said Rowan allegedly had direct access to the victim's account, but it wasn't business related.