NEW HAVEN - A Southington woman has been accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer.
Lydia Cabrera, 36, faces five counts of bank fraud following her indictment last week in New Haven federal court.
According to officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Officer, Cabrera was bookkeeper at A2Z Home Medical Supplies between August 2016 and August 2018, when she made more than 200 false representations that customers wished for refunds. Having access to the business’s online payment system, she allegedly put her own debit card information into the system when processing the refunds, embezzling about $370,000, officials said.
Cabrera allegedly began engaging in the scheme after working for A2Z for 10 days.
Cabrera was arrested March 1 after a grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment for her. She has been ordered to be detained.
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