Roberta Davis of Norwalk, already a convicted felon, plead guilty in a New Haven courtroom on Wednesday to charges that she stole more than $400,000 from her previous employer.
According to a press release sent out by the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of Connecticut, Davis, 46, while working for Theatre Projects Consultants of Norwalk, used company check stock to write checks made payable to herself in the total amount of approximately $349,365.76.
The court documents and records showed that Davis, who was arrested and detained on September 8, 2011, also committed the following:
- Used the company computer system to make it appear as though each check was made out to a vendor for a corresponding invoice when, in reality, there was no such invoice and the check was made out to her.
- Charged $58,534.11 in personal expenditures on the corporate cards of individuals working at TPC. In the scheme, Davis charged the company account for personal travel for her and her family members, as well as gas, clothing and jewelry.
- Also used an account at an office supply store to fraudulently obtain approximately $7,028.05 in personal items, including computer equipment.
According to the district attorney's office, Davis did not disclose that she was a convicted felon to her employer when she was hired in August of 2000. Earlier that year, she had been released from federal prison after serving a sentence for defrauding the by faking her death and applying for a new social security number in the name of another person.
Davis is scheduled to be sentenced on March 28, 2012. She faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. In addition, Davise faces a restitution order in the amount of $414,927.92.