Sunday, December 4, 2011

Former Municipal Tax Collector In Connecticut Arrested For Allegedly Embezzling $670K

Karen Guillet, 61, of Oxford, Connnecticut, has been arrested on charges she embezzled more  than $670,000 from the municipality where she had been employed as tax collector.  Authorities allege that over a period of six years, from approximately 2003 through late 2009, Guillet siphoned money from the town by taking tax receipts meant for town coffers and converting them for her own benefit.  Guillet allegedly used an elaborate scheme to pay vendors and other town obligations with new reciepts in an effort to hide her misappropriations.  Specifically, Guillet was charged with one count of first-degree larceny and six counts of first-degree forgery in this matter.  The investigation spanned a two year period and Guillet, who worked as tax collector for 24 years, resigned her position in June 2010, according to media reports.

Read the story here and here.

Hat tip: FraudTalk reader Joe.

1 comment:

Cheryl Meril said...

Women are losing it big time lately. I can only pressume 99% of women in politics are equally corrupt and getting away with their crimes in Congress and the Senate.