A Tiverton female accused of bilking her boss out of nearly $1 million is producing a significant check out to her employer as part of her responsible plea.
Nadine Santos, 56, of Tiverton pleaded guilty in Outstanding Court past week to 14 counts of larceny of over $1,200, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Place of work. She will have to fork out $600,000 in restitution — $550,000 of that payable quickly.
Choose William White also sentenced Santos to a 12 months of home confinement and two yrs of probation, by the conclude of which she should repay the remaining $50,000, the DA’s business office stated.
Santos worked as an workplace supervisor at the legislation organization of Sullivan Williams & Quintin in New Bedford (now acknowledged as Williams Quintin & O’Leary) from 2004 right until she was terminated in February 2020. Santos paid out expenses and handled payroll for the agency and had entire access to its funds and lender accounts. According to prosecutors, from 2014 to early 2020 Santos made use of the firm’s revenue to pay individual debts on her and her husband’s credit rating cards, totaling just in excess of $700,000. From 2015 by means of 2019, she also padded her have paycheck to the tune of just beneath $200,000.
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Santos was also accused of employing business revenue to pay back off a own motor vehicle bank loan and make other unauthorized payments to herself, prosecutors claimed, bringing the overall provable theft to $922,401.66.
According to a assertion from the District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors honored the firm’s desire to settle for the immediate restitution payment of $550,000 in lieu of pushing for a trial and prison sentence. District Legal professional Tom Quinn reported in a assertion that the firm’s proprietor was consulted about the circumstance and is “pretty glad with the disposition.”
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Santos experienced no prior criminal file. She will also put on a GPS keep track of when underneath property confinement and have to surrender her passport.
This scenario was investigated, billed and prosecuted by a member of Quinn’s Monetary Crimes and Elder Fraud Unit, which is led by Assistant District Attorney Michael Scott.
“This defendant significantly breached the rely on placed in her by frequently stealing hundreds of hundreds of dollars from a modest small business owner,” Quinn claimed. “This is the most restitution paid out in a larceny situation that I can recall in the course of my time in the district attorney’s office environment.”
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