Monday, May 2, 2011

Nantucket Bookkeeper Jailed After Admitting $300K Embezzlement

Jennifer K. Lelle-Merlos, 45, of Nantucket, Massachusetts, was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to charges she embezzled more than $300,000 from Murray's Toggery Shop, a local clothing store where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. Lelle-Merlos plead guilty to one felony count of larceny greater than $250. She had an additional year and a half prison sentence suspended, but most pay restitution in the amount of $304,000. Lelle-Merlos, a 20 year employee of the store, reportedly wrote numerous unauthorized company checks to herself and others for her own benefit. The scheme spanned at least 2 years.

Read the story here and here.

No comments: