Queens, New York – On Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at approximately 7:10 a.m., Investigators from SP Manhattan BCI arrested Robert L. Vickers, age 56, of New York, New York, for Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree – a class E felony and Petit Larceny – a class A misdemeanor.
The SP Manhattan BCI Investigators conducted a criminal investigation into Vickers, a local bowling league treasurer, after complaints were received from numerous league members that the bowling league agreed to refund them some of their league dues and prize money because the season was canceled early due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, the members claimed they were never refunded the money. The investigation revealed that Vickers was withholding the money, using it for personal expenses, and he was subsequently arrested.
Vickers was charged with multiple counts of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree and Petit Larceny. Vickers was arraigned at Queens County Supreme Court on October 25, 2022 and released on his own recognizance.