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Friday, July 07, 2017

Employee Arrested for Embezzling $14,000

Westport officers arrested Bridgeport man on larceny and identity theft charges stemming from the embezzlement of about $14,000 from the company where he was employed, police said today.

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Donald Luciano: held on $50,000 bond. Westport Police photo

Donald Luciano, 45, turned himself in on an active warrant Thursday and was held in lieu of a $50,000 bond, police said.

According to Lt. David Farrell, the investigation began in July 2016 when the victim reported that an employee since 2014 had stolen approximately $14,000.

“The victim stated that Luciano would be given the victim’s personal credit card to pay for things he needed to complete his job requirements, such as mailing items at the post office or buying things needed for the business,” Farrell said.

But sometime around January of 2016, Luciano began spending more money than was needed for the business, Farrell said.

An investigation found that that he would use the credit card at restaurants and for gift cards. 

“Luciano would also pay for round trip flights to Florida,” Farrell said. “It was also learned that Luciano falsified checks that were supposed to be delivered to the victim’s clients.”

Farrell said that Luciano would forge the client’s name on the checks and take the money for himself.

Luciano is scheduled to face charges in Norwalk Superior Court on Thursday, July 13.

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