Shelton woman charged with stealing from her employer

Leigh Margiano

Leigh Margiano

A Shelton woman faces forgery, computer crimes and larceny charges for allegedly stealing nearly $9,000 from a Bridgeport company for which she worked as a bookkeeper.

Leigh Margiano, 28, has been charged with second-degree forgery, second-degree computer crimes, and third-degree larceny, according to a Jan. 27 press release from the Bridgeport Police Department.

Bridgeport Det. Frank Podpolucha, who works in the department’s Financial Crimes Unit, secured a warrant for Margiano’s arrest.


Police: Made four checks out to herself

On Jan. 9, the Bridgeport police received a larceny complaint from Connecticut Tank Removal Inc., a Bridgeport-based business.

Company officials said Margiano had issued four business checks valuing $8,812 for her personal benefit, according to police. Margiano’s job responsibilities included bookkeeping and accounts payable management.

The checks were issued between June and September of last year, police said.

Three of the checks allegedly were made out to Margiano herself. With two of those checks, the company’s computer ledger incorrectly showed the check being paid to someone else, according to police.



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  • ryan

    This article does not even have half of the information correct. She returned all the money before the police were even involved.

    This poor girl has been through way more in her life than most people would ever think of, so don’t judge based off a stupid news article that does not even have their facts straight.

    EDITOR RESPONDS: The story is based on a press release distributed by the Bridgeport Police Department. It makes no reference to whether any allegedly stolen funds were returned to the employer. The accused is 28 years old. Anyone arrested for a crime is innocent until proven guilty.

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