#Bridgeport, CT – Jan. 27, 2014 – A Shelton woman faces larceny and computer crimes charges for stealing nearly $9,000 from a Bridgeport company for which she worked as a bookkeeper.

Detective Frank Podpolucha, who works in the police financial crimes unit, secured a warrant charging Leigh Margiano, 28, with second-degree forgery, third-degree larceny and second-degree computer crimes.

On Jan. 9, Bridgeport Financial Crimes Unit received a larceny complaint from Connecticut Tank Removal, Inc., a Bridgeport business located at 118 Burr St., reporting employee theft.

Specifically, the company stated that Margiano issued four business checks valuing $8,811.91 for her personal benefit.   Margiano’s job responsibilities included bookkeeping and accounts payable management.

The checks were issued between June and September of last year.

Three of the checks were made out to Margiano herself. In two of those checks, the computer ledger incorrectly showed the check paid to someone else.


By Stephen Krauchick

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