Saturday, February 13, 2010

Update: Pennsylvania Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $168K From Sewer Authority

Tracy M. Connelly, 39, of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to charges of theft, forgery and unlawful use of a computer in connection with the embezzlement of $167,642.76 from the Conshohocken Sewer Authority where she had been employed as an office manager. According to prosecutors, starting in July 2006, Connelly forged numerous checks and made unauthorized wire transfers from CSA accounts to pay for personal expenses, including gift cards, rent, a car loan and repairs, a vacation rental property and other items. She was arrested in December 2008 after a criminal investigation and following her June 2008 firing from the CSA. Connelly also used a fake company, TMC Enterprise, an entity she created to cash the forged checks. Court records indicate Connelly has two prior arrests for theft; one in 1999 for retail theft and one in 2001 for unlawful taking.

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Update (11/8/10): Connelly, now 40, was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in jail, followed by 19 years’ probation.

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