Florida attorney's bookkeeper accused of stealing $200K, spending it at casino, restaurants

Andree Theresa Greene was a bookkeeper and office manager for a Fort Lauderdale attorney.

Broward County Sheriff's Office
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Andree Theresa Greene was a bookkeeper and office manager for a Fort Lauderdale attorney. Broward County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Broward County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Broward County Sheriff's Office

A bookkeeper for a South Florida attorney stole more than $200,000 over a two-and-a-half year period, spending some of it at a casino, at restaurants, for Uber rides and even to pay utility bills, police said.

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Andree Theresa Greene, 52, was charged with grand theft and using the identification and credit cards of her former employers, according to Broward County court records.

Greene was arrested Monday and pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday, the Sun-Sentinel reported. She remains in the Broward County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond, according to court records.

Greene, who was the office manager for Fort Lauderdale attorney Lloyd Falk, allegedly stole $217,376.63 and used Falk's personal identification information without his consent, according to court records. Falk owns and manages real estate properties, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Greene, who made $52,000 annually, was responsible for property maintenance, paying bills and collecting rents, the newspaper reported.

According to an arrest report, Greene took the money between Jan. 1, 2016, and July 1, 2018. According to the report, Green made unauthorized payroll payments by writing herself extra checks. That amounted to $164,443.47, according to the arrest report.

Falk fired Greene in August 2018, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

"I trusted her," Falk told the newspaper. "I was wondering why I was so broke."

Investigators said Greene had an unauthorized credit card issued in her name and used one of Falk's cards without his permission, the Sun-Sentinel reported. She used the cards to charge for meals at restaurants, Uber rights and utility bills, the newspaper reported.

According to the arrest report, Green spent $12,616 at a Seminole casino, and her credit card theft totaled $46,663.16.

Greene's attorney, Michael Weinstein, called the charges "inflated," the Sun-Sentinel reported.

“She comes from a very good family," Weinstein told the newspaper.