Sunday, January 11, 2009

New York Couple Sentenced In Embezzlement Casino Laundering Case

Jamine Alabre, 28, of Westbury, New York and her boyfriend, Mathurin Ambroise, 34, of St. Albans, New York, who each plead guilty in July to receiving stolen property, were sentenced Friday for attempting to launder $1 million embezzled from Alabre's employer at Atlantic City casinos. Alabre was sentenced to 5 years in prison and Ambroise to 3 years by an Atlantic County Superior Court judge in New Jersey. According to prosecutors, the two laundered more than $500,000 between January to October 2005 at high-limit slot machines at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and several others. Alabre and Ambroise admitted to attempting to launder the money embezzled from Alabre's employer, Ipsos, a marketing firm based in Long Island. She was responsible for handling cash that went into mailings for surveys as incentives and overestimated the amount needed, pocketing the rest, according to reports. Alabre's scam went on from December 2003 to July 2005, netting her $1,119,807 of which only $29,000 was recovered, according to prosecutors. She was arrested after a routine audit detected the scam and she was charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the New Jersey Attorney General's press release here.

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