Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pennsylvania Title Clerk Charged In $500K Embezzlement Scheme

Lanette Marie Sansoni, 39, of Warminster, Pennsylvania, was charged with embezzling nearly $500,000 from JRS Settlement Services, a real estate title company based in Huntingdon Valley for whom she had been employed as a clerk for six years. According to authorities, Sansoni embezzled $476,685.84 from 2004 until March 2009, when she was fired and the scheme was revealed. Sansoni allegedly used the stolen funds to pay credit card bills for herself, her mother and daughter and other personal expenses.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (8/12/10): Sansoni was sentenced to 21 years of electronically monitored house arrest and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $750 per month over that period. She pleaded guilty to the embezzlement last January and has already paid some $180,000 in restitution.

Read an update of the story here.

Update (9/19/10): Sansoni's sentenced has now been changed to 9 to 23-months in prison, followed by 24 years of probation, according to the Philadelphia Intelligencer. The change in sentenced was ordered by Montgomery County Judge Joseph A. Smyth. Sansoni, now 40, must also pay the rest of the restitution which is reportedly about $131,000.

Hat tip: reader Erica.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

she paid more than half back!

Anonymous said...

she is still a thief!!! shouldn't have taken another persons money in the first place. especially from the owners of jrs, they are one of the nicest people ever...

Anonymous said...

How can Kenneth Slomine be the nicest person ever when he sexually harrassed his employees and stole over a million dollars himself.

Anonymous said...

I worked for the family business and never witnessed, experienced or ever heard about any sexual harassment by Kenneth Slomine. The Slomines are not on trial here so please don't make accusations that hold no water. The Slomines have good, trusting people and that was their only downfall - they put too much trust into people. Lanette stole money that did not belong to her. Period.

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