Saturday, August 15, 2009

Update: Serial Massachusetts Fraudster Formally Indicted For Embezzlement

Kimberlee Anne "Kim" Mastronardi, 50, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was indicted by an Essex County, Massachusetts Grand Jury on charges she embezzled more than half a million dollars from Bartlett & Steadman Plumbing Company, also of Marblehead, for who she had been employed as a bookkeeper since 2004. Specifically, Mastronardi was indicted on four counts of larceny over $250 and one count of falsifying corporation books for the alleged embezzlement of $531,605.86. According to investigators, Mastronardi, who had control over the payroll for the company, essentially paid herself double. She also paid personal credit cards with company funds and may have also defrauded the company 401(k) plan, according to prosecutors. In 1998, Mastronardi was convicted on four counts of larceny, forgery and falsifying books and received a one year suspended sentence. In 2001, Mastronardi was charged with multiple counts of credit card fraud and identity fraud. Some of those charges were dismissed, but she plead guilty to others and received a 2 year suspended sentence in 2003. She faces up to 30 years in prison, plus restitution if convicted on all of the current charges.

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