Waste-hauling company accused of using county contract to hide $135,000 strip club spree
A waste-hauling company is accused of using a county contract to hide a $135,000 strip club spree.
Prosecutors say City Carting of Westchester is being charged with running up bills at strip clubs and then allegedly trying to cover it up, saying it was business expenses.
The District Attorney's Office says the company is accused of charging $40,000 in one single visit to the strip club on a company credit card.
The Westchester DA's Office says 35-year-old Christopher Oxer, of Darien, Connecticut, who is the manager of City Carting of Westchester, ran up $135,000 in credit card charges at Manhattan strip clubs, but then disguised the charges, claiming the money was used for business expenses such as tires, maintenance and tolls.
Prosecutors say the charges were made on a company credit card starting in 2018 to strip clubs like Prime 333 at Sapphire, Sapphire Times Square, and Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Manhattan.
The Westchester DA's Office says the company, which has been under contract with the county since 2004, gets more than $20 million a year from the Westchester government for operating transfer stations, processing recycling and other services.
In Katonah and Lewisboro, residents contract privately with City Carting for trash pickup.
Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah told News 12 in a statement, "The actions of Christopher Oxer and City Carting of Westchester represent a brazen attempt to rip off county residents by including expenditures for items that clearly are not covered under their contract."
Oxer was charged with six counts of filing fake expenses.
He'll be back in court Aug. 20.
News 12 contacted Oxer's attorney, Andrew Quinn, who had no comment. Westchester County Officials had no comment, either.