Tonawanda man admits to stealing thousands of dollars from bus company

Posted at 2:41 PM, Aug 24, 2017

A Tonanwada man pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing from a bus company, prosecutors said.

Between July of 2013 and July of 2015, while serving as the manager of Transpo Bus Services, LLC, 53-year-old Robert Kirisits stole $41,236.18 from the business by diverting checks into his personal bank account and writing unauthorized checks to cash.

Kirisits also used the personal identifying information of the bus company’s owner to obtain a $100,000 loan, and forged the owner’s signature on the loan application.

Kirisits pleaded guilty to charges of grand larceny, identity theft and forgery. He faces up to seven years in prison when sentenced on November 9.