Former Bookkeeper Sentenced In Second Embezzlement Scheme

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.)


More From CBS Connecticut

Win Red Sox Tickets All Season
Price Chopper Supermarkets Presents Retail Food Rescue Program

Listen Live