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Woman Embezzles $47K From Darien Medical Practice: Police Woman Embezzles $47K From Darien Medical Practice: Police
Woman Embezzles $47K From Darien Medical Practice: Police A woman has been arrested on charges including larceny after she allegedly used stolen and forged checks to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the medical practice where she worked. The Fairfield County arrest occurred on Wednesday, May 29 in Darien, police said. A medical practice in Darien reported a former employee, 34-year-old Anisa Ymeri, for an alleged yearlong embezzlement scheme. From August 2022 to August 2023, Ymeri used stolen and forged checks to steal approximately $47,000. Investigators reportedly were able to link multiple checks, missing check stubs, and discrepan…
Over $955K Scheme: Former CT Office Manager Gets Years In Prison For Embezzlement Over $955K Scheme: Former CT Office Manager Gets Years In Prison For Embezzlement
Over $955K Scheme: Former CT Office Manager Gets Years In Prison For Embezzlement A 53-year-old former office manager from Connecticut will spend years in prison for embezzling nearly $956,000 from the family-owned construction business she worked for, officials announced. New Haven County resident Erin Sullivan of Cheshire, age 53, was sentenced on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to 24 months in prison for her embezzlement scheme and tax fraud, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced. According to federal officials, Sullivan was employed as the office manager for the Orange-based construction business she worked for. Beginning at least as early as 2016, Su…
$874K Scheme: Former Danbury Postmaster Defrauded Postal Service, Solicited Bribes: Feds $874K Scheme: Former Danbury Postmaster Defrauded Postal Service, Solicited Bribes: Feds
$874K Scheme: Former Danbury Postmaster Defrauded Postal Service, Solicited Bribes: Feds A 50-year-old Massachusetts man who once served as postmaster for a Fairfield County post office has admitted to defrauding the US Postal Service out of over $874,000 as part of a bribery, kickback, and embezzlement scheme that he operated, officials announced. Former Brookfield resident Ephrem D. Nguyen, age 50, pleaded guilty to a fraud offense related to his scheme on Friday, Oct. 13, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  According to federal officials, Nguyen, who now lives in Quincy, Massachusetts in Norfolk County, had been employed b…
New Update: President Of Stamford Church Athletic Club Steals $150K, Police Say New Update: President Of Stamford Church Athletic Club Steals $150K, Police Say
New Update: President Of Stamford Church Athletic Club Steals $150K, Police Say The president of a Fairfield County church athletic club turned herself in to the police for allegedly embezzling more than $150,000 from the organization. Daria Opolski, age 42, of Norwalk, was arrested by the Stamford Police Financial Crimes Unit on Tuesday, Oct. 3. According to Capt. Thomas Scanlon, of the Stamford Police, an investigation revealed that from July 2021 through Dec. 2022, Opolski misallocated $157,508 from the Holy Name Athletic Club's bank account by authorizing transfers from the account to pay her personal bills. The money was primarily used to make payments to persona…
$1.5M Embezzlement Case: Fairfield Woman Who Served As CFO Sentenced $1.5M Embezzlement Case: Fairfield Woman Who Served As CFO Sentenced
$1.5M Embezzlement Case: Fairfield Woman Who Served As CFO Sentenced The former chief executive officer for a Fairfield County company will serve the next two years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling $1.5 million, federal authorities said. She used the money on vacations, luxury cars, jewelry, and a time-share condominium, the prosecutor said.  Carolina Guerreno, age 50, of the Town of Fairfield, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud last year and has agreed to reimburse her former company, the US Attorney General for Connecticut said. She has repaid $400,000 so far, officials said.  Guerreno worked at a financial services company in…
College Director From Westport Embezzled $3.5M To Fund Her Lavish Lifestyle, DA Says College Director From Westport Embezzled $3.5M To Fund Her Lavish Lifestyle, DA Says
College Director From Westport Embezzled $3.5M To Fund Her Lavish Lifestyle, DA Says A former director at New York University is being accused of embezzling millions in state funding and using much of the money to fund a lavish lifestyle at her home in Connecticut home, according to authorities. The six-year fraud by Fairfield County resident Cindy Tappe, age 57, of Westport, related to two NYU programs, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced this week. Tappe used her position as the director of finance and administration for NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and Transformation of Schools to diver…
Former Stamford Attorney Admits Defrauding Clients Of More Than $700K Former Stamford Attorney Admits Defrauding Clients Of More Than $700K
Former Stamford Attorney Admits Defrauding Clients Of More Than $700K A former real estate lawyer based in Fairfield County faces prison time for illegally using funds received from his clients, causing them to lose over $700,000.  Westerly, Rhode Island resident William McCullough, age 62, admitted to the embezzling scheme on Wednesday, Nov. 23, according to the Connecticut Department of Justice District.  As part of his Stamford-based law practice, McCullough would handle real estate transactions for clients and receive funds that he was required to deposit into an Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account (IOLTA Account) to use as part of his dutie…
Ex-Yale Med School Worker Who Stole $40 Million In Electronics Sentenced Ex-Yale Med School Worker Who Stole $40 Million In Electronics Sentenced
Ex-Yale Med School Worker Who Stole $40 Million In Electronics Sentenced A former Yale University School of Medicine employee who stole $40 million in computer and electronic hardware from the university has been sentenced. Jamie Petrone, age 43, a former resident of Naugatuck, was sentenced on Thursday, Oct. 13, to nine years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for wire fraud and filing a false tax return, according to Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. She pleaded guilty to the charges on March 28. Earlier report - Former Yale Med School Employee Admits Stealing, Selling $40 Million In Elec…
Employee At NY Pharmaceutical Company Admits To Embezzling $1.38M, Tax Fraud Employee At NY Pharmaceutical Company Admits To Embezzling $1.38M, Tax Fraud
Employee At NY Pharmaceutical Company Admits To Embezzling $1.38M, Tax Fraud A former employee at a New York pharmaceutical company has admitted to embezzling nearly $1.5 million and committing tax fraud. Long Island resident Maria Porras, age 32, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of grand larceny and tax fraud Friday, Sept. 30, in Nassau County court. Prosecutors said Porras worked as an officer manager at RxUSA in Port Washington, where her duties gave her access to the company’s bookkeeping system. Over a five-year period between 2015 and 2019, she generated checks written from RxUSA’s account and from the accounts of two other affiliated companies, Eveready Wh…
Woman Accused Of Embezzling Nearly $200K From Company In Darien Woman Accused Of Embezzling Nearly $200K From Company In Darien
Woman Accused Of Embezzling Nearly $200K From Company In Darien A 39-year-old woman was nabbed for allegedly embezzling nearly $200,000 from a Fairfield County company. Daria Opolski, of Norwalk, was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 15 in Darien after turning herself in to police on an active warrant.  She was arrested for an incident stemming from August when a victim came to police headquarters to report larceny involving a large sum of money embezzled from her business account by one of her employees, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, of the Darien Police.  The victim reported that the employee she suspected was Opolski and reported …
Fairfield County Woman Admits Embezzling $1.5 Million Fairfield County Woman Admits Embezzling $1.5 Million
Fairfield County Woman Admits Embezzling $1.5 Million A Connection woman has admitted to embezzling approximately $1.5 million from her employer. Fairfield County resident Carolina Guerreno, age 49, of the town of Fairfield, waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at federal court in Hartford to a fraud charge related to her embezzlement, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut Vanessa Roberts Avery announced. Guerreno served as the chief financial officer of a financial services company located in Shelton. According to court documents and statements made in court: As part of…
Woman Accused Of Embezzling $4M From NY Company Serving Clients In Entertainment Industry Woman Accused Of Embezzling $4M From NY Company Serving Clients In Entertainment Industry
Woman Accused Of Embezzling $4M From NY Company Serving Clients In Entertainment Industry A woman has been accused of embezzling $4 million from her New York employer and its clients to pay for, among other things, her wedding, travel, and making payments to a cosmetic surgeon. Long Island resident Carmen Miranda, age 50, of Massapequa, was charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft, in connection with her scheme to embezzle over $4 million from her employer and its clients in Manhattan. Miranda, who is also known as “Millie Miranda,” was an account manager at a small business management firm that primarily serviced clients in the entertainment indus…
CFO Of CT-Based Company Admits To Embezzling $433K CFO Of CT-Based Company Admits To Embezzling $433K
CFO Of Ct-based Company Admits To Embezzling $433K A former Chief Financial Officer in Connecticut admitted to embezzling nearly $500,000 from his company through a scheme to steal funds from his employer, federal authorities announced. Hartford County resident David McManus, age 56, of Granby, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to fraud and tax offenses stemming from his embezzlement of funds from his former company. US Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery said that McManus was the CFO for a Hartford-based company for nearly 14 years.  Between 2012 and 2018, McManus admitted to embezzling approximately $433,584 from the company by…
Former CT Healthcare System Employee Admits Role In Embezzlement Scheme Former CT Healthcare System Employee Admits Role In Embezzlement Scheme
Former CT Healthcare System Employee Admits Role In Embezzlement Scheme A former employee in the payroll department of a Connecticut healthcare system has admitted to her role in an embezzlement scheme.  Former New Haven resident Lorita Fair, age 51, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, April 27, to a charge of theft in connection with health care, according to Leonard Boyle, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. Fair, a current resident of North Carolina, began working as a temporary employee performing payroll functions at Yale New Haven Health Systems In January of 2020, and she was hired full time as a payroll processing associate in May…
CT Resident Who Embezzled From Family Company Sentenced CT Resident Who Embezzled From Family Company Sentenced
CT Resident Who Embezzled From Family Company Sentenced A Connecticut man has been sentenced in a scheme to embezzle more than $927,000 from the company where he worked. New Haven County resident Matthew Blackwell, age 41, of Woodbridge, was sentenced to 21 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for tax evasion, according to Leonard Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. He was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and perform 120 hours of community service during his supervised release, Boyle said.  Blackwell was the vice president of operations and a family-owned food company that is based in Or…
Woman Accused Of Embezzling $550K From Firm Located In Westchester, Fairfield Counties Woman Accused Of Embezzling $550K From Firm Located In Westchester, Fairfield Counties
Woman Accused Of Embezzling $550K From Firm Located In Westchester, Fairfield Counties A woman is facing charges for allegedly engaging in an elaborate scheme to bilk her employers’ business based in New York and Connecticut out of more than a half-million dollars to live a lavish lifestyle, authorities announced. Bronx resident Susana Rivera, age 40, the former Director of Accounting and Human Resources for a kitchen remodeling firm located in Westchester and Fairfield County, with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with her alleged embezzlement of more than $550,000 from her employer. US Attorney Damian Williams said that beginning in October 2019, River…
CT Woman Admits To Embezzling More Than $446K CT Woman Admits To Embezzling More Than $446K
CT Woman Admits To Embezzling More Than $446K A Connecticut woman has admitted to embezzling more than $446,000 from the bank accounts of clients of the company where she worked.  New Haven County resident Crystal Klatt, age 36, of Meriden, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud on Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to an announcement from Leonard Boyle, acting United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. Klatt worked as an office manager at a property management company in Hamden, Boyle said. Clients would give the company access to their bank accounts to allow the company to make payments on their behalf. Between about …
CT Resident Who Embezzled From Family Company Admits To Tax Evasion CT Resident Who Embezzled From Family Company Admits To Tax Evasion
CT Resident Who Embezzled From Family Company Admits To Tax Evasion A Connecticut man is facing prison time after admitting to embezzling from his family’s company over the course of several years, federal officials announced. New Haven County resident Matthew Blackwell, age 40, of Woodbridge, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty in federal court before US District Judge Sarah Merriam to one count of tax evasion. Acting US Attorney Leonard Boyle said that Blackwell was the Vice President of Operations at a family-owned food company based in the Town of Orange.  Between 2012 and 2016, Blackwell embezzled $927,143 from the company by crea…
CT Woman Who Worked As Property Manager Sentenced For Stealing From Housing Complexes CT Woman Who Worked As Property Manager Sentenced For Stealing From Housing Complexes
CT Woman Who Worked As Property Manager Sentenced For Stealing From Housing Complexes A former Connecticut property manager has been sentenced for embezzling money from federally-subsidized housing complexes.  New London County resident Alicia Gardner, age 51, of Griswold, was sentenced on Wednesday, Nov. 3, to eight months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to Leonard Boyle, acting United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. She was also ordered to pay $501,656.17 in restitution, the US Attorney's Office said.  While employed by Garden Homes Management Corporation, Gardner was responsible for managing "Sa…
Woman Busted Stealing $800K From Fairfield County Employer, Police Say Woman Busted Stealing $800K From Fairfield County Employer, Police Say
Woman Busted Stealing $800K From Fairfield County Employer, Police Say Police in Fairfield County have charged a Northern Westchester woman for allegedly stealing more than $800,000 from her employer while working as a bookkeeper. Darlene Moonan, age 64, of Bedford was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 12, for an incident that took place in January in Greenwich, authorities said. Moonan allegedly embezzled $892,557 from her former employers, who are Greenwich residents, during the course of several years, said Greenwich Police Capt. Mark E. Zuccerella.  Moonan, who turned herself in to police, was charged with larceny and identity theft. She was released …
Nursing Home Operator In Fairfield, New Haven Counties Sentenced For Embezzlement Nursing Home Operator In Fairfield, New Haven Counties Sentenced For Embezzlement
Nursing Home Operator In Fairfield, New Haven Counties Sentenced For Embezzlement A Connecticut nursing home operator has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzlement and tax offenses related to the operation of nursing homes. Chaim Stern, age 72, a resident of Flushing,  Queens, was sentenced on Tuesday, April 20, for the offenses related to nursing homes in Bridgeport and Waterbury, said Leonard C Boyle, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Stern was the principal operator of the Bridgeport Health Care Center, Bridgeport Manor, and the Rosegarden Health and Rehabilitation Center …
Danbury Man Sentenced For Embezzling $1.1 Million From Company Where He Worked For 25 Years Danbury Man Sentenced For Embezzling $1.1 Million From Company Where He Worked For 25 Years
Danbury Man Sentenced For Embezzling $1.1 Million From Company Where He Worked For 25 Years A Danbury man who embezzled $1.1 million from the printing company that employed him over the course of more than 25 years was sentenced to over three years in prison.  Anthony "Tony" Teixeira was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud, an offense that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, on Dec. 12 of 2019, then released on a $50,000 bond. He was sentenced to 41 months in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision on Thursday, Nov. 12. He has been imprisoned since June 1 of this year after a District Court judge determined that he was violated court-ordered…
Postal Supervisor From Fairfield County Admits To Stealing Packages Postal Supervisor From Fairfield County Admits To Stealing Packages
Postal Supervisor From Fairfield County Admits To Stealing Packages A former U.S. Postal Service supervisor from Fairfield County is facing jail time after admitting to stealing packages filled with expensive electronics from a Connecticut post office. Stratford resident Zoheb Deura, 34, pleaded guilty this week in Bridgeport district court to embezzlement of mail by a U.S. Postal Service employee. Between February and April, U.S. Attorney John Durham said that while still employed as a supervisor at the U.S. Post Office in Middletown, Deura stole numerous packages, including packages containing an Apple computer, PlayStation and Nintendo gaming devices, an…
Man Accused Of Stealing From High School Football Team Is Arrested Man Accused Of Stealing From High School Football Team Is Arrested
Man Accused Of Stealing From High School Football Team Is Arrested A man accused of stealing money from a high school booster club has been arrested. Erik Gran, 48, of Southbury, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, Oct 21, Southbury Police said. Police received a tip back in December of 2018 that someone was allegedly embezzlement money from the Pomperaug Gridiron Club, a nonprofit that supports the financial needs of the Pomperaug High School football team in Southbury. The investigation took nearly two years, but in that time police say they built enough evidence to charge Gran with larceny in the second degree, police said. Gran has been releas…
CT Woman Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $580K CT Woman Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $580K
CT Woman Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $580K A Connecticut woman will spend more than three years. behind bars after embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from her former employer over the course of several years. Simsbury resident Pamela Hill, 55, was sentenced in New Haven District Court to 41 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for embezzling approximately $584,000 between 2013 and 2018. "While serving as a controller for a company, Hill wrote company checks to herself, applied signature stamps with the owner’s signature to the checks, and deposited the checks into her own bank account,” U.S. Attorn…
CT USPS Employee Sentenced For Stealing $40K In Money Orders CT USPS Employee Sentenced For Stealing $40K In Money Orders
CT USPS Employee Sentenced For Stealing $40K In Money Orders A Litchfield County postal worker was sentenced to five years of probation for embezzling nearly $40,000 in postal money orders, according to the office of United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham.  Keith Sanford of Litchfield, 33, allegedly issued 139 postal money orders worth $39,937.02 in total to himself and his associates between April and December of 2018.  Between July of 2017 and December of 2018, Sanford was employed by USPS and cycled between post offices in West Granby, Granby and East Hartland.  Probation was extended to Sanford on th…
Norwalk Bookkeeper Sentenced For $418K Embezzlement Scheme Norwalk Bookkeeper Sentenced For $418K Embezzlement Scheme
Norwalk Bookkeeper Sentenced For $418K Embezzlement Scheme A bookkeeper in Fairfield County has been sentenced to prison for fraud and tax offenses stemming from an embezzlement scheme. Penni Sherman, also known as Penni Parker, 53, of Norwalk, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to eight months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release on Friday, Aug. 14.  Shea ordered Sherman to spend the first two months of supervised release in home confinement. According to court documents and statements made in court, Sherman operated PSP Accounting & Bookkeeping, and provided bookkeeping services to ar…
Woman Admits To Embezzling $415,000 From Health Care Center In Fairfield County Woman Admits To Embezzling $415,000 From Health Care Center In Fairfield County
Woman Admits To Embezzling $415,000 From Health Care Center In Fairfield County A Connecticut woman has admitted to embezzling more than $400,000 from her employers in Fairfield County through a series of fraud and tax offenses. Melissa Meole, 35, of North Branford, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing false tax returns for multiple schemes that spanned several years. Meole, who was employed at the Bridgeport Health Care Center Inc., was responsible for processing payroll and for handling the finances of the Bridgeport Manor resident trust account. U.S. Attorney John Durham said that from 2015 to October 2018, Meole stole more than $415,000 by writing checks to ca…
Assistant Tried To Make NYC Murder Of Tech CEO Look Like A Hit, Report Says Assistant Tried To Make NYC Murder Of Tech CEO Look Like A Hit, Report Says
Assistant Tried To Make NYC Murder Of Tech CEO Look Like A Hit, Report Says The personal assistant arrested for the murder of a tech CEO from the Hudson Valley who was found dismembered in New York City reportedly attempted to make the killing look like a professional hit job. Tyrese Devon Hapsil, 21, an employee of the victim, longtime Hudson Valley resident Fahim Saleh, was charged with his murder on Friday, July 17 after Saleh was found dismembered in his Lower East Side luxury condo on Tuesday, July 14. Earlier story - Details Emerge After Tech Entrepreneur From Hudson Valley Found Dismembered Hapsil, wearing all black with a black mask and a duffel bag, had …
Couple Accused Of Embezzling Money From Baseball Association In Fairfield County Couple Accused Of Embezzling Money From Baseball Association In Fairfield County
Couple Accused Of Embezzling Money From Baseball Association In Fairfield County A Fairfield County couple has been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $25,000 from an area youth baseball association. Kurt Dyer, 51, and Jennifer Dyer, 47, both of Bethel, were arrested on Thursday, April 16, on outstanding warrants for larceny following a complaint by the Bethel Baseball Association, a private children's baseball association, said Bethel Police Lt. George J. Bryce, Jr. The arrests came after the organizations new treasurer found several questionable transactions during a financial review, Bryce said.  The purchases were made by previous board memb…
Fairfield County Nursing Home Operator Admits To Embezzlement, Tax Offenses Fairfield County Nursing Home Operator Admits To Embezzlement, Tax Offenses
Fairfield County Nursing Home Operator Admits To Embezzlement, Tax Offenses A former nursing home operator in Fairfield County admitted to embezzlement and multiple tax offenses as part of a multi-million-dollar scheme. Chaim Stern, 71, of Flushing, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to embezzlement and tax offenses related to his operation of nursing homes in Bridgeport and Waterbury. Stern was the principal operator of the Bridgeport Health Care Center (BHCC), Bridgeport Manor, and the Rosegarden Health and Rehabilitation Center LLC in Waterbury, which were privately owned nursing and rehabilitation facilities.  Between 2011 and 2018, Stern stole a…