02/04/15 12:10pm
Riverhead police and Suffolk County Medical Examiner's office vehicles were parked outside the home on Kerry Court Wednesday morning as police investigated the death of a man there. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Riverhead police and Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office vehicles were parked outside the home on Kerry Court Wednesday morning as police investigated the death of a man there. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Riverhead Police said a man under house arrest for allegedly embezzling over $10 million from his family’s West Babylon business was found dead in his house Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide.

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11/13/14 1:17pm
11/13/2014 1:17 PM
Serendipity Farm's horse barn was built in 2012 in Riverhead on Mill Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Well over $100,000 was stolen from the FW Sims company by Joseph Simonelli and directed to Serendipity Farm on Mill Road, federal prosecutors allege. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A Calverton man is being held without bail in a Nassau County jail after he was arrested by FBI agents Wednesday on charges he stole upwards of $10 million from his family-run heating and air-conditioning company in West Babylon.

Joseph Simonelli, who lives in Calverton and owns a thoroughbred horse farm on Mill Road that’s run by his stepdaughter, is facing up to 14 years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, according to court records and a criminal complaint filed in Eastern District court. (more…)