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Minneapolis Marketing Executive Charged with Fraud, Money Laundering in $1.5 Million Embezzlement Scheme

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

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis woman has been charged with embezzling over $1.5 million from her employer, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, Danielle Terese Eisenbacher, 39, was an employee of a Minneapolis-based marketing firm from October 2019 through October 2023. Eisenbacher held various roles in the company, including Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations, and Chief Operating Officer, and was responsible for managing the company’s finances. From January 2020 through October 2023, Eisenbacher used her positions to embezzle more than $1.5 million from her employer. As part of the scheme, Eisenbacher made unauthorized personal transactions using company credit cards, including for designer clothing, jewelry, furniture, personal travel, and home renovations. Eisenbacher tried to conceal her embezzlement by creating false entries in company accounting records to make it look like the unauthorized personal transactions were for legitimate business expenses.

The indictment charges Eisenbacher with one count of mail fraud, six counts of wire fraud, and six counts of money laundering. Eisenbacher made her initial appearance in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Douglas L. Micko earlier this week.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Murphy is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated May 10, 2024

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