Colchester Woman Charged with Fraud Offense Stemming from Embezzlement Scheme
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian C. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment yesterday charging VICKI MILLER, 56, of Colchester, with one count of wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme.
Miller was arrested this morning. Following her arrest, she appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam in New Haven and was released on a $50,000 bond.
As alleged in the indictment, from approximately June 2017 until August 2018, Miller was employed as a bookkeeper by Greylock Property Group LLC and its owner. Beginning in approximately July 2017, Miller used her access to her employers’ bank accounts to embezzle their money by making withdrawals at ATMs, writing checks to herself, and transferring funds to her own accounts.
It is alleged that Miller stole more than $400,000 through this scheme.
If convicted of the charge in the indictment, Miller faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.
U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Town of Groton Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Francis.