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Mattapoisett Woman Sentenced For Embezzling From Middleboro Businesses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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BOSTON – A Mattapoisett woman was sentenced today to a year in prison for stealing nearly $320,000 from two Middleboro businesses.

Marie Greany, 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel to one year and one day in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution which is the balance of the stolen funds that Greany has yet to repay. In March 2014, Greany pleaded guilty to wire fraud.

Greany worked as a bookkeeper for two computer systems design and consulting businesses in Middleboro. Between 2006 and 2012, she stole nearly $320,000 from the two companies. Among other things, Greany used a company credit card to make unauthorized charges for personal expenses, including travel, tickets to sporting events and theater productions, restaurant meals and tuition, as well as the costs of operating her photography business. She then paid those charges with corporate funds from both companies. Greany also transferred money from the businesses’ bank accounts to pay her personal credit card bills. Additionally, Greany had the payroll processing company for the victim companies issue payments to her as reimbursement for expenses, which had actually been incurred by other employees, as well as increased salary payments for herself. She also wrote two unauthorized checks on a company account which she used for her own purposes.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Vincent Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Sandra S. Bower of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.

Updated December 15, 2014