STAMFORD, Conn. — A former Stamford executive accused of stealing more than $1.2 million from his employer turned himself in to the FBI Thursday, a release from U.S. Attorney David B. Fein said.
Thomas Turey, 63, of Norwalk, the former controller of a Stamford market research company, is charged with wire fraud and could face 20 years in prison if found guilty. He was released after posting a $300,000 bond, the release said.
Turey is suspected of writing about 100 checks worth some $1.2 million from his employer’s principal operating account to himself between 2010 and 2012, the release said.
The release said Turey may have embezzled additional funds from his employer and that the case is still under investigation.
Turey worked as controller of the Stamford firm from 1995 to 2012, and his responsibilities included aggregating the firm’s monthly earnings and expenses, managing accounts, financial analysis and reporting, and overseeing the company’s bookkeeper, the release said.