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Man who deposited pal's comp check into own account arrested

Posted On: Sep. 18, 2015 12:00 AM CST

With friends like this, who needs enemies?

A Hempstead, New York, man was arrested on Tuesday for stealing his pal's $12,000 workers compensation settlement check.

Rafael Castillo, 46, was asked by a male friend to cash the check, but deposited it into his personal account and did not reimburse the victim, according to a news release published by the Nassau County Police Department.

Mr. Castillo was arrested Tuesday at his residence by the department's Crimes Against Property Squad and charged with grand larceny in the third degree.