2006_01_forgery.jpgWorst broker ever: A broker from a Queens Boulevard Merrill Lynch branch forged many checks from a 95 year old Forest Hills client - and stole $320,000 from her. The victim, a retired schoolteacher named Carrie Cummins, said she became suspicious when her bank balance was getting mysteriously low. The Queens DA Richard Brown charged broker Peter Lau with "grand larceny, 28 counts of forgery and 28 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument" for the thefts between June 2004 and December 2005. Gothamist is totally upset - is nothing more sacred than little old ladies' trust in their financial advisers? This is why they leave their money under their mattresses.