Thursday, October 8, 2009

Massachusetts Woman Accused Of Embezzling $145K From Steamship Authority

Armine Sabatini, 45, of Mashpee, Massachusetts, has been charged with embezzling some $145,000 from the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, for which she had been employed as a bookkeeper. Prosecutors allege that Sabatini's thefts span an 8 year period from 2001 to 2009. She reportedly misappropriated funds that were intended to be returned to customers' credit cards who had pre-paid for tickets that went unused. Instead, Sabatini allegedly credited her own credit cards, including her husband's, Richard Sabatini. He has not yet been charged in the scheme.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (8/25/10): Armine Sabatini, now 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement in this case on Monday. She is scheduled to be sentenced on November 17th and faces up to 60 years in prison, plus fines and restitution.

Update (12/20/10): Sabatini was sentenced to 12 months and a day for embezzling $144,975 from the Woods Hole Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority. She was also ordered to pay full restitution.

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