Local News

Former Bookkeeper Sentenced In Second Embezzlement Scheme

View Comments
File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Federal authorities say a Bridgewater woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for failing to pay taxes on more than $200,000 she embezzled from her employer.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said 42-year-old Deborah Wilmot was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New Haven and ordered to pay restitution to the IRS. Authorities say she failed to pay $69,000 in taxes after she embezzled $221,624 from a software company where she was a bookkeeper.

According to court papers filed by her lawyer, Wilmot has agreed to repay the software company, and had returned $127,000 at the time of her plea to tax evasion.

Her attorney said a psychiatric evaluation found Wilmot suffers from personality disorders.

Wilmot was sentenced to three years in prison in 2004 for stealing about $100,000 from a private school in New Milford.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,005 other followers