Sunday, January 4, 2009

Connecticut Bookkeeper Sentenced To 4 Years For Embezzlement & Identity Theft

Linda Lee David, 47, of Derby, Connecticut, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for embezzling more than $200,000 from her employer, Oesse Fine Foods, Inc., of New Haven. David, who worked as Oesse's bookkeeper, was found guilty of forging company checks and obtaining 8 credit cards in the name of Oesse's boss, Oreste Speciale and charging personal expenses and travel. David, who originally was indicted on 8 counts of bank fraud in March 2008, plead guilty to aggravated identity theft, was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $209,373.08. When the thefts occurred between December 2005 and February 2008, David was still on supervised release after a 2005 conviction for wire fraud. She served as the bookkeeper for the Black Rock Yacht Club in Bridgeport and had obtained a credit card in a co-worker's name, racking up more than $11,000 in charges before being caught.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ press release here.

Read the original DOJ press release of David's indictment here.

Prior criminal history involving fraud and identity theft should disqualify anyone from being placed in an fiduciary capacity. Oesse obviously had not done a criminal background check on this woman.

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