Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Former Vermont Office Manager Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Nearly $300K

Laura Giles, 49, of Colchester, Vermont, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges she embezzled some $290,000 from the Occupational Disability Management Center in Burlington, where she had been employed as office manager. Specifically, Giles plead guilty to felony counts of wire fraud and filing false tax returns. Authorities alleged that Giles misappropriated checks from the agency over a five year period from 2004 to 2009. She faces up to 20 years in prison, plus fines and restitution, upon sentencing, scheduled for August 30, 2010.

Read the story here and here.

Update (8/30/10): Giles was sentenced to 21 months in prison and must pay full restitution of $289,612.84.

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