According to the Brooklyn (Kings County) District Attorney’s Office, a Brooklyn, New York Grand Jury indicted Peter Galin on 27 counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, Scheme To Defraud in the First Degree and Petit Larceny. Galin, a travel agent and proprietor of TravelCenterOnline.Com, is alleged to have defrauded 12 clients by taking their money and using it for his personal use as opposed to booking and arranging for their travel and vacations. It is alleged that clients paid Mr. Galin between $400 and $5,500 for travel plans that were never made. Despite being given receipts for his services, Mr. Galin’s clients allegedly received nothing at all. One such client arrived at the airport on the scheduled day of departure to learn that no airline reservations had been made.
If convicted at trial, Mr. Galin faces no mandatory minimum sentence, but up to 2 and 1/3 to 7 years in state prison on the top charges.
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