Woman Charged With Embezzling More Than $100K From Company In Fairfield County

A former accounting manager at a Fairfield County company is facing decades in prison for allegedly embezzling more than $100,000 from her employer.

Federal Courthouse in New Haven.
Federal Courthouse in New Haven. Photo Credit: U.S. Federal Courthouses

Susanna Kurus, a former Connecticut resident, has pleaded not guilty to six counts of wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme that allegedly lasted for several years in Stratford.

According to the indictment, Kurus, who now lives in Garner, North Carolina, the former accounting manager of the Stratford company, stole more than $130,000 through an elaborate scheme using the company’s financial accounting software. 

Using that software, Kurus was able to transfer customer credits to at least six personal debit card accounts and used that money for personal expenses.

Kurus, 43, appeared in federal court in New Haven on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

She was released on $200,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date, when she will face a maximum term of 20 years in prison on each count.

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