Thursday, February 17, 2011

Connecticut Woman Pleads Guilty To $500K Embezzlement

Diane D. Walasewicz, 36, of Southington, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled nearly $500,000 from Maier Design Group LLC where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to authorities, Walasewicz added hours she did not work and put her sister on the company payroll as well as made unauthorized credit card purchases for her own benefit. Walasewicz' scheme spanned nearly a 9 year period from 2000 until January 2009 when it was discovered by the new owners of the firm who believe she stole as much as $800,000. Police investigators were able to document $530,091 in misappropriated funds. However, statue of limitations limited the amount she could be charged with to $488,878. Walasewicz, who was originally charged last April, faces up to 25 years in prison upon sentencing which is scheduled for May 25, 2011.

Read the story here and here.

Read Walasewicz' resume here.

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