She pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $190,000 from her West Hartford employer over a period of several years.
A Windsor woman was sentenced Tuesday to just over a year in prison for embezzling more than $190,000 from her former employer and failing to pay federal income taxes on the embezzled income.
Rebecca Block, 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, according to John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Block was employed by PG Life Planning Associates, Inc. in West Hartford. Between 2010 and 2013, she stole from the company by issuing more than 200 checks payable to herself and depositing those checks into her personal bank account, Durham said.
Block concealed the embezzlement from her employer by disguising the payments in PG Life’s internal accounting records as legitimate business expenses. She embezzled a total of $190,399 over the approximately four-year period, and failed to report a total of $42,004 in income taxes on her 2010 through 2013 federal tax returns, Durham said.
On Feb. 20, 2018, Block pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return.
Judge Underhill ordered Block to make restitution in amount of $190,399 to PG Life, and $42,004, plus applicable interest and penalties, to the IRS, according to Durham.
Block, who is free on a $40,000 bond, was ordered to report to prison on Aug. 15, 2018, Durham said.