Scott Yandrasevich continues to enjoy life beyond bars (not even charged with a crime) despite the fact City of Rye investigators determined he stole "many hundreds of thousands of dollars" from Rye Golf Club. Rye's taxpayers paid over $300,000 for that investigation because City Manager Scott Pickup was not trusted enough to investigate the matter himself by RGC members. Pickup proved that members were right to not trust him, as investigators documented the fact Pickup approved $4,000,000 of $7,000,000 worth of funds paid to RM Staffing; and he lied regarding the entire relationship between Yandrasevich and staffing company. Yet, around the pool and on the links, Rye Golf Club members are still asking themselves, why has Scott Y not been arrested? Why is Pickup still employed in Rye? And when will RGC be re-paid the money (and how much) that was stolen? Here's a flashback:
The Yandrasevich's are busy people. Scott, the suspended RGC General Manager ran the pool, golf course and restaurant in Rye. He helped RM Staffing land a deal to run the restaurant at Oak Hills Golf Course in Norwalk, this spring. And crafted a proposal for RM to take over the entire golf operations there, as well. He managed a $7,000,000 business relationship between RM Staffing and RGC over a 6 year period. And consulted for the company on an undisclosed number of other projects.
His wife Anna, or Anne, worked for RM Staffing. According to the owner of Nazca Waitstaff, a company frequently hired by RM, Anna Yandrasevich was responsible for approving RM's payments to his company. And she signed his checks. Now, LD10580 has discovered a private corporation in NY State called ANSCO–as in Anne's Company. According to the Dept of State, ANSCO was formed in January 2010. The Chairman and CEO is one Mr. Scott Yandrasevich. The registered address of ANSCO's executive offices is 330 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY... or Rye Golf Club.
ANNA YANDRASEVICH SIGNS CHECKS FOR RM STAFFING
Through conversations with Wilson M., the owner of Nazca–and a seemingly honest man–we were able to learn that Anna Yandrasevich was more than just and employee at RM. Regular employees do not have access to the books and aren't authorized to sign the company's checks.
If there was hanky-panky going on between RM and Mr. Yandrasevich, it remained unclear how Mr. Yandrasevich could financially benefit from it–aside from his "consulting" fee. But having a wife who controls the purse strings at RM and a company like ANSCO, say, would give Mr. Yandrasevich the pieces necessary to bill and receive payment from RM Staffing–completely outside of the RGC umbrella, hypothetically speaking. Aside form the NYS DOS article of incorporation, we can find no other information on ANSCO or what services they provide, to date.
ANSCO WOULD CLOSE THE RGC/RM LOOP
Only real investigators with subpoena power can get to the bottom of this all. Perhaps ANSCO is just another harmless company that Mr. Yandrasevich failed to disclose. Perhaps Mr. Yandrasevish felt empowered and unencumbered in running ANSCO because City Manager Pickup knew about it and found no conflict of interest there. But in theory, a company like ANSCO would serve well in closing the RGC/RM money loop. Money goes from RGC to RM to ANSCO. On paper it all looks good, theoretically of course.
RM CHECKS GO FROM CITY HALL TO RGC
Whatever was going on, if anything at all, it was happening right under the noses of all the staff and members at RGC. LD10580 noticed hand-written and typed instructions on purchase orders submitted by Mr. Yandrasevich to City Hall over the years, those instruction read: **DO NOT MAIL CHECK** *WILL PICK UP* [here ya go].
Other hand-written notes on check stubs say things like, "Ruth picked up" [see here]. Meaning the check was picked up from City Hall and brought back to RGC directly. In this case, by a club employee who is also an RM Staffer. But why?
ALL ROADS LEAD BACK TO RGC
What we now know is, checks were not being mailed to RM Staffing's offices at 4 Nursery Lane in Rye, but were being delivered from City Hall to Rye Golf Club instead. We also know that Rye Golf Club is where you will find Anna Yandrasevich, who lives there, and who has access to RM Staffing's bank account and signs their checks. And of course, RGC is home to Scott Yandrasevich, the owner and CEO of ANSCO, as well.
WHAT DID SCOTT PICKUP KNOW...
The question that remains is, what did Mr. Pickup know and when did he know it?
Judging from this purchase order from August 2008 (left) for $455,000–approved of and signed by Mr. Scott Pickup himself–it seems like Mr. Pickup's known plenty, and that he's known it for a long long time.