September 25, 2022

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Business and General

Former Director Of Accounting And Human Resources Pleads

Damian Williams, the United States Legal professional for the Southern District of New York, and Michael J. Driscoll, the Assistant Director-in-Cost of the New York Business of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), declared that SUSANA RIVERA, the former Director of Accounting and Human Resources for a kitchen area reworking organization situated in Westchester County and Greenwich, Connecticut, pled guilty to wire fraud in relationship with her embezzlement of a lot more than $630,000 from her previous employer. 

In accordance to the allegations contained in the Data:

In Oct 2019, RIVERA was employed as the Director of Accounting and Human Assets at the sufferer enterprise, a family members owned kitchen area layout and reworking business in Mamaroneck, Bedford and Greenwich, Connecticut.  Setting up in November 2019, RIVERA produced hundreds of unauthorized fees in a whole amount of money exceeding $175,000 to the victim company’s credit score cards for private bills, including jewelry, magnificence treatment plans, laser treatments, journey, animals, beauty surgical treatment, clothing and autos, like a partial payment on a  $100,000 Corvette.  RIVERA also brought about the sufferer company’s payroll corporation to make unauthorized payments in a web quantity of additional than $370,000 to a faux seller that RIVERA designed to receive the dollars.  RIVERA also brought on unauthorized transfers from the target company’s financial institution account in an amount of money exceeding $2,900 to shell out her particular utility expenses.  To get limitations on the use of the sufferer company’s credit history playing cards eradicated, RIVERA posed as an owner of the victim business in telephone calls with the company’s credit rating card enterprise.  RIVERA also sent the credit history card corporation photos of the owner’s driver’s license to induce credit score card firm personnel to think she was the proprietor.

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RIVERA, 40, of the Bronx, New York, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud, which carries a highest sentence of 20 decades in jail. 

The most possible sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided in this article for informational purposes only, as the sentence will be determined by the court docket.

Mr. Williams praised the excellent investigative perform of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This case is remaining handled by the Office’s White Plains Division.  Assistant United States Attorney James McMahon is in cost of the prosecution.