AUG 6, 2015 – Scott Yandrasevich is going to jail.
At his sentencing hearing this morning, the former Rye Golf Club General Manager and admitted grand larcenist, failed to make restitution to the City of Rye for $271,120–the amount of money the DA says he stole from the golf club and its members–according to a plea deal he accepted on Nov. 6, 2014, from the Westchester County DA's office.
For his failure to repay the city, instead of receiving one year, Yandrasevich was sentenced to 1-3 years in state prison–where he was led straight to from the courtroom.
The City of Rye believes the amount of money Yandrasevich stole is closer to $2 million, and has since hired an outside law firm to sue Traveler's insurance company for its lack of a response to the employee theft claim the city submitted to Traveler's in that amount back in December of 2012.
Former employees of the Whitby Castle at Rye Golf Club have enjoined in a class action suit against the city, eta al, over a failure to receive tips and other issues during Yandrasevich's 6-year crime spree.
Most recently, in June of this year, all 18 holes and 2 practice greens at Rye Golf Club were closed after it was determined that a non-patented product manufactured in China used on all the greens was contaminated.
The manufacturer, Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) has admitted they found evidence of contamination from the herbicide sulfometuron methyl in their Alt 70 fungicide formulation.
Last month, the City of Rye submitted an insurance claim to the manufacturer of the contaminated product seeking restitution for damages, lost revenue, membership dues and more.