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Pittsburgh The former cashier at a Pennsylvania canada goose clearance sale monuments and engraving firm has acknowledged stealing nearly $13 million over 16 canada goose outlet store uk years and is hoping a judge will approve a 7 year federal prison sentence for her crimes.
Cynthia Mills defense attorney, Phil DiLucente, says canada goose outlet uk she also can have a better future, possibly as a security consultant that canada goose outlet online would help other companies prevent fraud like the one she perpetrated at Matthews International Corp. in Pittsburgh from 1999 to 2015.
Abagnale, 68, runs a world renowned security firm cheap canada goose uk but as a young man was a check forger, impostor and con man. Leonardo DiCaprio starred as the charismatic thief in the 2002 film “Catch Me If canada goose jacket outlet You Can.”
Mills pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including mail canada goose store fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion and to one count of “engaging in monetary transactions in criminally derived property.” Under the plea agreement, she must forfeit any assets purchased with the stolen money and agree to make payments toward the $12.9 million she stole. She must also spend three years on probation after her prison term. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer must approve the agreed upon sentence when Mills returns to court July 28. DiLucente said it possible the 56 year old Robinson Township woman might earn enough money to repay her canada goose outlet canada goose outlet jackets considerable debt to Matthews.
“She is by any stretch of the imagination a very, very intelligent person,” DiLucente said. “I think she could go to work helping companies in the future determine if there any fraud.”
Mills job was to deposit checks cheap canada goose made out to Matthews and canada goose outlet sale to make uk canada goose wire transfers to pay the company vendors. Attorney Shardul Desai canada goose outlet toronto factory said in previous court appearances.
The money she https://www.fanclub-fulton-smith.de stole canadian goose jacket fueled a lavish lifestyle for Mills and her husband, a UPS driver who was able to retire because of uk canada goose outlet Mills extra, illegal canada goose outlet income, Desai said. Gary Mills has not been accused of wrongdoing or charged with any crimes.
Prosecutors have listed scores of items Mills bought with stolen money that will be seized and sold to help repay Matthews, including three homes, an $800,000 yacht canada goose uk black friday and two other boats, at least eight cars, a snowmobile, three motorcycles, furs, designer handbags and jewelry. But DiLucente said the money spent on those items was a small fraction of what she stole.
“When you official canada goose outlet look at the amount of money spent on those items, it might have been a couple canada goose outlet reviews million” dollars, DiLucente said. “Most of canada goose outlet parka the money went to the Rivers Casino” in Pittsburgh.
“She is extremely remorseful for her Canada Goose sale actions, however, due to an addiction to gambling, in my humble opinion, it was very hard for her to stop stealing,” DiLucente said.