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Paralegal’s Embezzlement Hearing Continued

Connecticut real estate paralegal and bookkeeper Dorothy Donaldson was scheduled to appear in Norwich Superior Court on Monday to face charges of first-degree larceny, after allegedly embezzling more than $21,000.00 from her former employer Stanley Lucas over a two-year period, but “prosecutors have transferred the case to New London’s Part A court where serious felonies are heard.”

Ms. Donaldson is accused of issuing herself as many as 10 duplicate payroll checks in a month’s time; police say they have a recording of her apologizing to her employer and offering to pay restitution. She is currently free on bond.

I know that times are tough and everyone is cinching their belts tighter, but there seems to be a disturbing trend of paralegals with access to firm bank accounts issuing themselves additional paychecks.

See Norwich Bulletin.

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