EASTON, Conn. -- An Easton woman, who stole approximately $380,000 from her employer, has been sentenced to 12 months and and one day of prison, followed by three years of supervised release with the first 12 months on home confinement, according to Deirdre Daly, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut
According to court documents and statements made in court, Dawn Mininberg, 48, of Easton, worked for a company in Greenwich, where she provided financial services.
Mininberg was issued an American Express corporate credit card for business purposes and, as part of her duties, she prepared expense reports justifying the charges to all of the corporate credit cards, including her own.
During the course of approximately two years, Mininberg charged about $380,000 in personal expenses to her corporate credit card for clothing and other items purchased at high-end stores, theater tickets, children’s parties and lessons, charitable donations and vacations, as well as an $11,000 Jungle Gym.
Mininberg hid these expenditures by categorizing them as office supplies, meals, meetings or lodging. On Jan. 15, Mininberg pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.
She was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $386,907.77.
The case was investigated by the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force, U.S. Secret Service and Greenwich Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.