Man Arrested For Identity Theft After Stealing More Than $255,000

WEST BABYLON – First Precinct, 555 Route 109 / Monday, January 25, 2016

Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Section detectives and First Precinct Crime Section officers have arrested a Commack man for stealing more than $255,000 to support a heroin habit and gambling addiction.

Katcher, Michael

The fraudulent companies Katcher created are:

TAK Transportation


McKewens Limousine

Katcher, 44, of 44 Donna Lane, Commack, is also being sued by numerous victims throughout Long Island and New York City for stealing more than $650,000 using a similar scheme.  He was charged with three counts of Identity Theft 1st Degree, six counts of Forgery 2nd Degree, and Two counts of Issuing a Bad Check. Katcher will be held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 27.

The investigation is continuing.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Case Number: MK/2330