Business owner faces up to 7 years for defraudment

Posted at: 04/11/2013 4:15 PM
Updated at: 04/11/2013 4:44 PM
By: WNYT Staff

QUEENSBURY - A Warren County business owner faces up to seven years in prison for defrauding subcontractors and a building supply company.

48-year-old Christine Zientak of Queensbury operates Vasilou Homes, a home building-company.

She pleaded guilty this week to a felony grand larceny charge stemming from her arrest last year.

NewsChannel 13’s media partners at the Post Star newspaper say Zientak was paid money to build a home in Malta, but she never paid subcontractors or a building supply company.

The total amount owed was roughly $120,000.