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Orland Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Contact: Chris Ruge
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Carolyn J. Saunders, 57, of Orland, Maine, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to embezzlement in connection with health care.

According to court records, from November of 2011 until April 2015, Saunders, while employed as a financial administrator for Coastal Eye Care, PA and Coastal Eye Surgery Center, LLC, embezzled money by stealing cash from the practices’ bank deposits.

Saunders faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.  She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. 

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General and the Ellsworth Police Department.

Updated September 22, 2016