Thursday, May 3, 2012

4 Vermonters Indicted In $567K Embezzlement Conspiracy

Gisele Adams, 54, of Winooski, Vermont, has been indicted for her role in leading a conspiracy to embezzle $567,000 from Brault’s Mobile Homes Inc. in Colchester where she had been employed as a bookkeeper.  According to the indictment, Adams wrote company checks forging the owners signature made out to cash for her own benefit as well as to her son, Joshua Therrien, and his girlfriend, Lynette Fuller, and other unauthorized individuals, over a period of about 4 years, beginning in 2008.  Another employee, Patrick Cortright, a salesman, has been charged on separate allegations. 

Read the story here.

Update (5/16/12): Patrick Cortright, 32, has pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from a federal program.  Cortright blamed his actions on an opiate addiction.

Update (1/28/13): Adams and Therrien, 28, both received 2 year prison sentences.

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