Police: Brooklyn woman charged with stealing $1.1M from Secaucus security system company

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A Brooklyn woman has been charged with stealing $1.1 million from a Secaucus security system company over a roughly three-year period, Police Chief Dennis Miller announced.

Sophia Diakomihalis. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On August 28th a representative from Firetronics, located on Wood Avenue in Secaucus, reported that he recently noticed theft from his bank account that stems from May 22nd, 2017 through June 30th, 2020, according to Miller.

The employee stated at the time that there have been large sums of money electronically withdrawn from his account.

Det. Aniello Schaffer and Police Officer Sean Egan of the Secaucus PD’s Detective Division conducted a tedious follow up investigation over a several month span that determined over  $1,100,00 was stolen from the company.

During the investigation, Sophia Diakomihalis, a former Firetronics office manager for approximately eight years, was identified as the person responsible for committing the theft.

With the assistance of the Trial Investigations Unit from the Brooklyn, New York District Attorney’s Office, a search was conducted at Diakomihalis’ residence in Brooklyn on
December 28th.

During the search additional evidence related to this crime were seized, the police chief stated.

As a result, the defendant was arrested on this date in in New York and is pending extradition to New Jersey.

Diakomihalis, 35, was charged with three counts of second-degree theft and one count of criminal attempt to commit second-degree theft.

“The effort put into solving this case demonstrates that the Secaucus Police Department is
committed to investigating all crimes that victimize any resident of Secaucus, including
commercial businesses,” Miller explained.

“I want to personally thank the Trial Investigations Unit of the Brooklyn, NY District Attorney’s Office for helping the Secaucus Police Department extend its reach across state lines to make this arrest and gather additional evidence against the suspect.”