REDDING, Conn. — A 48-year-old Redding woman who worked as a bookkeeper pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $250,000 from her employer to fund her own personal expenses, according to prosecutors.
Lisa Landman pleaded guilty one count of wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport, according to U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly. Landman waived her right to indictment.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Landman worked as the bookkeeper for a Connecticut company.
Between November 2010 and November 2013, she defrauded her employer by authorizing and initiating at least 33 wire transfers from the company’s business bank account into her own personal credit card account.
In total, Landman transferred more than $250,000 from the company’s account to her personal credit card account and used the funds for personal purchases, including jewelry, clothing, vacations, spa treatments, fitness equipment and entertainment tickets.
When she is sentenced, she a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.
This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Stamford Police Department and the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy V. Gifford.