Hudson Valley Bed & Breakfast Owners Didn’t Report Money Taken From Disabled Man
The owners of a Hudson Valley bed and breakfast were sentenced to community service for taking over $35,000 from a disabled man who lived in their barn. On Friday in Orange County Court, 68-year-old John Quick and his wife, 63-year-old Mary Quick, both from Goshen, were sentenced for not reporting income they received for allowing a developmentally disabled man to live on their property.
In April, the couple admitted they failed to file New York State Personal Income Tax Returns for the taxable year 2012 and didn't report as income a sum of money they received from a developmentally disabled man who lived in a barn on their property.
The investigation into the Quicks began when New York State Police were told a developmentally disabled man living on the Quicks' property was asking neighbors for food.
The Quicks are the owners of the Silent Farm Bed and Breakfast in Goshen. In February 2017, they were accused of controlling the disabled man's bank account and removing funds without authorization.
An Orange County grand jury initially charged the Quicks with grand larceny and endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person.
A follow-up investigation revealed the Quicks didn't properly report their income on New York State tax filings, including failing to report over $35,000 they received from the disabled man. Another Orange County grand jury charged the Quicks with crimes including criminal tax fraud. Both cases were consolidated in one indictment.
John was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and Mary to 200 hours of community service. They were also ordered to pay $35,783.67 to the man.
"I am grateful that we were able to obtain a disposition in this case which resulted in this developmentally disabled man getting his money back," Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said in a press release. "I can’t overstate the importance of neighbors and other concerned citizens reporting crimes when they believe someone is being victimized.
The man, who is no longer living on the Quick’s property, is now receiving assistance from Orange County Adult Protective Services, officials say.