Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Jersey Woman Accused Of Embezzling More Than $900K From Philly Archdiocese

Anita Guzzardi, 42, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, has been charged with embezzling more than $900,000 from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where she had been employed as chief financial officer.  According to authorities, over a period of more than 6 years, from at least 2005 through August 2011, Guzzardi used Archdiocese checks to pay personal credit card bills and otherwise for her own benefit.  Specifically, Guzzardi has been charged with theft, forgery, unlawful use of a computer and related crimes.  Guzzardi has been employed by the Archdiocese in various fiduciary roles since 1989.

Read the story herehere and here.

Update (7/2/12): Guzzardi has plead guilty to felony counts of theft by deception, forgery and unlawful use of a computer.

Update (8/25/12): Guzzardi was sentenced to 2 to 7 years in prison for embezzling what is now understood to be more than $906,000 from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  She has reportedly paid back some $206,000 to date.

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