Police said an East Hampton man held a loaded shotgun at his wife’s head to force her to change her payroll deposit information so the money would go into his account rather than hers.
Police arrested Michael Leiner, 47, of East Hampton, on Monday after his wife escaped and contacted police, police said.
Officers took Leiner into custody. Inside the house, police found a loaded shotgun and took it as evidence, police said.
Leiner was charged with first-degree robbery, criminal use of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. He is being held on $250,000.
He will be arraigned at Superior Court in Middletown on Tuesday.