Monday, February 24, 2014

Massachusetts Woman To Be Resentenced For Stealing $210K From Credit Union

From the News Telegram on 2/24/14:

A 62-year-old city woman is scheduled to be resentenced next month for her role in the theft of more than $200,000 from the Grafton Street credit union where she worked.

Susan Carcieri and her husband, George Labadie, were found guilty in 2010 of staging an Aug. 27, 2002, robbery at the Wyman-Gordon Federal Credit Union on Grafton Street, where Ms. Carcieri worked as an assistant manager, and stealing $210,000.

A Worcester Superior Court jury convicted both the husband and wife of embezzlement from a bank by a bank employee. Mr. Labadie was found guilty as a joint venturer.

He was also convicted of attempted counterfeiting and possession of counterfeiting tools based on items that were recovered by police during a search of the couple's home at 521 Grafton St. two days after the reported robbery.

The state Appeals Court reversed both bank embezzlement convictions in 2012, finding that state courts lacked jurisdiction over the crime of embezzlement from a credit union.

Mr. Labadie was sentenced in 2010 to 10 to 12 years in state prison on the bank embezzlement charge, and to a concurrent prison term of 9 to 10 years for possessing counterfeiting tools. He was placed on probation for 10 years, to begin upon his release, on the attempted counterfeiting charge.

Ms. Carcieri was sentenced to 4 to 7 years' imprisonment, but the sentence was later stayed by Judge Peter W. Agnes Jr., pending appeal. Judge Agnes has since been appointed to the Appeals Court.

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