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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 19, 2016

Redding Woman Admits Stealing More Than $250K from Employer

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that that LISA LANDMAN, 48, of Redding, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme.

According to court documents and statements made in court, LANDMAN was the bookkeeper for a Connecticut company.  Between November 2010 and November 2013, LANDMAN defrauded her employer by authorizing and initiating at least 33 wire transfers from the company’s business bank account into her own personal credit card account.  In total, LANDMAN transferred more than $250,000 from the company’s account to her personal credit card account and used the funds for personal purchases including jewelry, clothing, vacations, spa treatments, fitness equipment and entertainment tickets.

When she is sentenced, LANDMAN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.  A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Stamford Police Department and the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy V. Gifford.

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Updated September 19, 2016