A former Apple employee’s penchant for Victoria’s Secret merchandise led to her arrest and conviction in a $243,000 embezzlement scheme, in accordance to reviews.
Authorities in New Jersey stated Toni Ann Branca, 42, was sentenced Friday to three years in a state jail. She had pleaded responsible in January to a second-degree theft by deception cost, Law360 reported.
The former administrative assistant for Apple used an organization bank card to make purchases on the lingerie retailer and at Gucci and Louis Vuitton outlets, authorities stated.
But it was the Victoria’s Secret purchases that Apple found first, main to her undoing, NJ.com reported.
Branca, of Livingston, N.J., labored principally from house, dealing with scheduling and journey preparations for different Apple staff, the report stated, and he or she was issued an American Express card for making purchases associated to her job.
Investigators discovered that she submitted duplicate requests for reimbursement, to be paid straight to her checking account, and used the duplicate funds for her private spending.
A evaluation discovered that Branca racked up $110,000 in retail spending, the Philadelphia Voice reported, and paid again $95,000 prior to her sentencing.
“Branca went on a lavish shopping spree at the expense of her employer, but ultimately she bought herself a state prison term,” said Veronica Allende, director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. “Our financial crimes bureau will continue to uncover these fraud schemes and bring those responsible to justice.”