Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Connecticut Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $700K

Melissa A. Laliberte, 39, of Wallingford, Connecticut, pleaded guilty last week to embezzling $743,768 from the now-defunct Meriden Franco-American Federal Credit Union, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. Specifically, Laliberte pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from a federal credit union, and one count of filing a false income tax return. Prosecutors had also alleged that Laliberte had falsified bank records to cover her tracks during the period of her thefts, which occurred between 2004 and 2008. The credit union has since shuttered it's doors. She faces up to 30 years in prison, plus fines and restitution. Sentencing is scheduled for next January 12th.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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