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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

North Carolina Woman Admits to Embezzling More Than $130K from Connecticut Company

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SUSANNA KURUS, 43, of Garner, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Kurus formerly resided in Connecticut and was employed as the accounting manager for a company based in Stratford.  Between approximately October 2014 and June 2017, Kurus used the company’s financial accounting software to transfer customer credits to at least six personal debit card accounts, and then used the money for her personal benefit.  Through this scheme, she stole $133,870.55.

Kurus is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea on June 10, 2019, at which time she faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Kurus is released on a $200,000 bond pending sentencing.

This matter has been investigated by the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force, U.S. Secret Service and Stratford Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated March 13, 2019