Saturday, January 24, 2015

Massachusetts Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.5+Million From Medical Practice

From the Daily Hampshire Gazette on 1/22/2015:

A Belchertown woman pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield to embezzling more than $1.5 million from the Northampton medical practice where she formerly worked as an office manager.

Roxanne Tubolino, 56, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and six counts of tax evasion. Maximum sentences on all seven charges total 50 years in prison. Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for April 16.
According to a statement issued by U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Tubolino worked at Northampton Internal Medicine Associates from 2008 through Sept. 11, 2013. Tubolino embezzled $1,562,206 by writing checks from the medical practice’s corporate account to pay her personal credit cards issued by American Express, Bank of America, Chase and Barclays, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. She concealed the thefts by entering the checks into the medical practice’s financial records as business expenses, prosecutors reported.
Tubolino also filed tax returns for 2008 through 2013 in which she did not report any of the income she received from the embezzlement, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
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