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Ex-Iowa City Development Aide Gets Prison for Theft; Must Repay Nonprofit, Insurer

The former office manager of the Iowa City Area Development Group was sentenced Friday to 27 months in prison for a 13-year theft scheme in which she misspent more than a half-million dollars, federal prosecutors said. Sheri Jelinek, 48, of …

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Nonprofit of $240K

A Connecticut man pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $240,000 from the nonprofit he worked for as well as some of the organization’s developmentally disabled clients, federal prosecutors said. Michael Verzella, of Branford, Conn., was the supervisor of recreation and operations …

Mortgage Company Staffer in New Jersey Who Stole $2M Gets Prison Term

A mortgage company staffer who created hundreds of fraudulent wire transfers to steal roughly $2 million from the firm has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison. Dilcia Mercedes of Camden, N.J., will also have to serve three …

Employee Accused of Stealing from Nebraska Insurance Agency Fined $400

A woman accused of stealing from a Beatrice, Neb., insurance agency has been fined $400. Gage County Court records say Nicole Nelson paid the fine; the 45-year-old had pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge. She originally was charged …

8 Convicted of Stealing $5.2M from South Florida Casino

Four former South Florida casino employees and their wives have been convicted of stealing $5.2 million from the business over several years. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami announced Tuesday that Michel Aleu, Lester Lavin, Yohander Jorrin Melhen and Leonardo …

Bookkeeper Charged in Maryland with Embezzling $1M from Employers

A woman who worked as a bookkeeper has been charged in Maryland with fraudulently obtaining approximately $1 million from her employers. Lisa Fore was charged Monday in federal court with four counts of mail fraud and one count of aggravated …

Connecticut Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $370K from Former Employer

A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling about $370,000 from her former employer. Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Lydia Cabrera, of Southington, pleaded guilty to bank fraud. Authorities say Cabrera was a bookkeeper at A2Z Home Medical Supplies between August …

Bookkeeper for New Jersey Company Admits Stealing $1.7M in Check Fraud Scheme

A bookkeeper for a northern New Jersey company has admitted stealing $1.7 million from the firm by writing herself fraudulent company checks. Tammy Martinez pleaded guilty Tuesday to bank fraud. The 46-year-old South Amboy woman now faces up to 30 …

Philadelphia Bookkeeper Sentenced for Embezzling Nearly $1.6M from Employer

A Philadelphia bookkeeper who embezzled nearly $1.6 million from his New Jersey employer over a 10-year period has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison. Peter Goodchild must also pay restitution under the sentence imposed Thursday. Prosecutors …

Ex-Church Administrator in Pennsylvania Pleads Guilty in $1.2M Theft

A former western Pennsylvania church administrator has pleaded guilty to stealing $1.2 million that prosecutors say he and his wife used to pay for vacations, sports tickets and other personal expenses. Fifty-year-old David Reiter pleaded guilty Wednesday to receiving stolen …