Monday, April 26, 2010

Former Finance Officer Of Ohio-Based Pizza Chain Accused Of Embezzling $291K

Vince R. Romito, 44, of Brunswick, Ohio, has been charged with embezzling more than $291,000 from the Zeppe's pizzeria chain where he had been employed as chief financial officer and controller. According to authorities, Romito allegedly forged 166 checks totalling $291,034.35 over a nearly five year period, from July 2004 to April 2009, stamping them with the signature of the company's president and listing them on the books as businesses expenses. Romito, who joined Zeppe's in 2002, is reported to have spent the misappropriated monies on personal bills. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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