RYE, N.Y. – A report released Wednesday based on an investigation by the Rye City Council says Steve Yandrasevich, who was involved with a company that took over operation of the now-closed Terrace Grille restaurant at the Oak Hills Park golf course in July 2012, misappropriated funds and used two businesses to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from Rye Golf Course.
The report was turned over to the Westchester County (N.Y.) District Attorney’s Office.
Yandrasevich was the manager of Rye Golf Course until October, when he was placed on leave after being accused of misappropriating money and having a conflict of interest with RM Staffing & Events of Rye, N.Y., a temporary-worker agency, and Studio Y, a small graphics design firm.
The report details Yandrasevich’s dealings with the two companies as well as with Oak Hills. It says Yandrasevich negotiated the deal for RM Staffing to take over the Oak Hills restaurant on a sublease, a negotiation started in January 2012. At the time, the report says, he was serving as the Rye Golf Club manager and running RM Staffing using full-time Rye Golf Club workers as staff.
The report, with information gathered during a forensic audit by Breen & Associates, hired Oct. 18 by the legal firm of Brune & Richard LLP, states that Yandrasevich used RM Staffing and Studio Y to falsely bill Rye Golf Club for services that were not delivered.
RM Staffing closed the restaurant at Oak Hills Park in November and continued catering operations well into January, according to a story in The Hour.