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Massachusetts Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing about $2.7M from Employer

A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to stealing about $2.7 million from her former employer. Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Debra Mulloy, of Milford, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to aggravated identity theft and wire fraud. Prosecutors say while overseeing the Boston …

Ex-CFO in New Jersey Gets Prison Term for Stealing More Than $1M

The former chief financial officer of a New Jersey orthopedic care provider is headed to prison for stealing more than $1 million from the company for his personal use. Harry Wolfmuller received a two-year sentence Wednesday and must pay $1,175,720 …

New Jersey Siblings Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Invoice Scheme

Two New Jersey siblings have been convicted of running a multi-million-dollar invoice scheme that defrauded a company where one of them worked. Shevandra Verasawmi, of Matawan, N.J., and Vishallie Verasawmi, of Green Brook, N.J., were each convicted Thursday on one …

Erie City Council President Indicted on Theft From Nonprofit

A grand jury has indicted the Erie, Penn., city council president on allegations she stole more than $70,000 over seven years from an anti-violence nonprofit she runs. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Pennsylvania announced the 33-count …

Assisted Living Facility Staffer Accused of Stealing Funds in New Jersey

Federal prosecutors say the business manager of an assisted living facility stole about $237,000 from an elderly victim under her care. Marcella Drakeford faces six counts of mail fraud. Prosecutors say that beginning in December 2016, Drakeford agreed to help …

Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $1.1M from Connecticut Car Dealership

A former employee of a luxury Connecticut car dealership has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the business. Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Vanessa Vence-Small, of New Windsor, New York, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud. …

Cargill Accountant in New York Sentenced to Five Years for $3.1M Theft

An accountant who admitted to stealing $3.1 million from agribusiness giant Cargill, Inc. has been sentenced to five years in prison. Diane Backis was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Albany to mail fraud and filing a false income tax …

Mass. Nanny Gets 15 Months for Stealing More Than $100K from Employer

A Massachusetts nanny who stole more than $100,000 from her employers has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Stacy Fortunato was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and ordered to pay full restitution. …

Virginia Man Who Stole $19M from IT Firm Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

A corporate controller who stole more than $19 million from the information technology firm that employed him has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison. Forty-eight-year-old Jon Frank of Nokesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to wire fraud earlier this year. …

Employee Embezzlement Schemes Often Carried Out Over Years

Nearly 25 percent of employee thefts involve large-scale losses of more than $1 million and 29 percent are carried out over five or more years. According to a study on embezzlement by specialist insurer Hiscox, high-loss cases often result from …