A Connecticut woman is heading to prison after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $200,000 from her employer and failing to pay income tax on that income.
Windsor resident Rebecca Block, 43, has been sentenced in court to a term of 12 months and one day in prison, followed by a year of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of filing a false return for embezzling an estimated $190,000 from her former employer, John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced this week.
While working for PG Life Planning Associates in West Hartford, Block stole from the company for several years by issuing more than 200 checks payable to herself and proceeding to deposit the money into personal bank accounts. Durham said that to to conceal her deceit, Block disguised the payments in PG Life’s internal accounting records as legitimate business expenses.
During her scheme, which lasted from 2010 to 2013, Block embezzled $190,399 and failed to report a total of $44,004 in income taxes. On Feb. 20, she pleaded guilty to the charge.
In addition to her prison term, Block has also been ordered to pay restitution to PG Life, plus the taxes and penalties to the IRS. She remains released on $40,000 bond and is due to report to prison on Aug. 15.
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