Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Massachusetts Couple Plead Guilty To Embezzling $1.5 Million From Convenience Store

Vivian Gagnon-Vogel, 48, and George Vogel, 60, of North Adams, Massachusetts, have pleaded guilty to embezzling some $1.5 million from O'Connell Convenience Plus, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper and he as manager. According to authorities, Gagnon-Vogel handled cash and credit card receipts and took up to $1,000 per day in order to feed her drug habit. The thefts took place between December 2003 and November 2007, according to investigators. Specifically, the couple plead guilty last week to charges of embezzlement and falsifying corporate books. They are due to be sentenced on February 16th.

Read the story here and here.

Update (5/24/10): Vivian Vogel was sentenced Friday to five to six years in state prison on her false entry charge, and ordered her to serve a concurrent four to five-year sentence on her embezzlement charge. George Vogel was sentenced to three to five years.

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