Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
“Opportunity, unfortunately, opens the doors to human weaknesses!” You recognize it in every walk of life, no matter whether you are a professional such as a doctor, legislature, CEO, nurse, teacher, or a clerk. For whatever reason when opportunity presents itself, if someone thinks he/she can get away with “it” that is have it unknown chances are high they will. Not only is this true in crime, but all areas of our lives, especially sex.
Today’s CrimeDiva Laurieann Richard, 40, Wrentham, MA a married mother of three children was sentenced to 3-4 years in prison for 11 counts of larceny and making false entries in corporate books. What a creative way around being charged with embezzlement.
Ms. Richard worked for more than 20 years in various positions at Dale Medical Products in Plainville. When her crime was discovered, she had been working as the company’s bookkeeper for seven years. According to authorities, Ms. Richards made unauthorized cash advances using corporate credit cards to pay for gambling debts at casinos and shopping sprees.
I found it interesting that the feds were not involved in this case. She had a very good attorney that was able to have this crime minimized to larceny and making false entries instead of higher crime of embezzlement. If the state of MA allows for expungements, she could have it removed from public records, after her 10-year probation is up. This could be a good thing if she truly understands the damage she has caused her family and others and do not return to gambling. If not, the behavior is likely to repeat. Let’s hope not. I wish Ms. Richards the best.
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