Friday, January 16, 2009

Massachusetts Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $290K

Eda Vivar, 45, of Westborough, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of larceny for embezzling more than $290,000 from her employer, Cavicchio Greenhouse, Inc., of Sudbury, Massachusetts. Vivar was employed as the company's Human Resource Payroll and Benefits Administrator, created 2 fake employees in order to loot the company payroll accounts, according to prosecutors. Vivar's Ghost employee scheme went on for 4 years, according to prosecutors. She was originally indicted in June when the loss was thought to be $220,000.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the Massachusetts AG's press release here.

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