Aug. 29, 2016: Metuchen police charged Aaron H. Katz, 63, of Edison, with theft for allegedly stealing more than $495,000 from a Metuchen doctor and an attorney, police said.
Katz, a partner with accounting firm Stolz, Katz & Co. of Metuchen, allegedly used his position as the two professionals’ accountant to carry out the theft, police said. Police arrested him twice for each incident: once on July 29 and once on Aug. 24.
The alleged thefts from the Edison doctor began in 2014 when Katz began issuing himself checks from the doctor’s accounts, police said. Katz allegedly issued himself more than 80 checks without the victim’s authorization or knowledge, police said. He allegedly stole more $140,524 from the doctor, police said.
Police said Katz also allegedly stole $354,490 from a Metuchen attorney. Those thefts began in 2013 when Katz allegedly began issuing himself checks from the attorney’s account, police said. Katz allegedly cut himself more than 100 checks without authorization, police said.
Katz is charged with two counts of second degree theft and two counts of forgery.
No one answered the phone at Stolz, Katz & Co. Monday. The firm’s website listed on its Facebook page appears to have been taken down.