HUSBAND AND WIFE FROM BROCKTON SENTENCED ON FRAUD CHARGES
BOSTON, Mass. - A husband and wife were sentenced today in federal court for committing mail fraud in connection with a scheme in which they stole money from the wife’s employer, Computershare, Inc. of Canton.
SUSAN ANASTASI, 41 and EDWARD ANASTASI, 46, both of Brockton were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner to three years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $122,023.88 to Computershare. SUSAN ANASTASI will spend the first six months of her sentence in home detention. SUSAN ANASTASI and EDWARD ANASTASI each pleaded guilty to mail fraud on October 20, 2010.
At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that, between August 2008 and December 2009, SUSAN ANASTASI used her position as an Account Manager at Computershare to arrange for certain shareholders’ investments to be sold and checks for the sale proceeds to be made out to EDWARD ANASTASI and mailed to him. Computershare fired SUSAN ANASTASI when it discovered the scheme.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Robert Bethel, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Wichers of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.