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Saturday, February 1, 2014

NY - Man Who Sold Identities Of 'Satmar' Summer Campers Arrested

Victor H. Schneider

WAWARSING -  A man who worked at a local summer camp has been arrested for trying to sell personal and confidential information of families served by the camp, according to police.

Members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Teamsaid Victor H. Schneider, 53, of 91 Webster Lock Road, Rosendale, was charged as a result of the investigation that began in December 2013 at Camp Rav Tov in Wawarsing.

Police said Schneider, a maintenance worker at the camp, attempted to sell the personal information of campers and their parents, and undercover officers made at least three purchases from Schneider during the investigation.

Police said information about more than 50 individuals was contained in the data purchased by the officers.

Police said no individuals’ identities were compromised and all information was recovered by URGENT.

Schneider was charged with felony grand larceny, felony criminal possession of stolen property and misdemeanor unlawful possession of personal identification information.

He was arraigned in Ulster Town Court and sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Camp Rav Tov is run by a Brooklyn-based Hasidic Jewish group and has several locations in the Catskills.

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