Thursday, January 23, 2014

Former "Trusted" Bookkeeper Sentenced For Embezzling $700+K From Upstate NY Construction Concern

From the Buffalo News on 1/22/14:
Paul Marinaccio Sr. immigrated to the United States from his native Italy as a teenager, learned to speak English and started a construction company that put him on the path of becoming a millionaire.
 He treated his employees well along the way.
 So how did his company’s bookkeeper, a family friend, repay him?
She stole more than $700,000.
 After taking the job in 2008, Debora Gramza eventually became so busy stealing his money that she ignored her other duties and paperwork, and that created even more financial troubles for his business, Accadia Site Contracting of Depew, Marinaccio said.
 “You gave her a job with great benefits, and the thanks you got was she stole more than $700,000,” said Erie County Judge Kenneth F. Case, who sentenced Gramza on Wednesday to two and one-third to seven years in prison.

Read the whole story here.

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