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Bridgeport Cops: Shelton Woman Stole $9K from Work

Leigh Margiano (Credit: Bridgeport Police)
Leigh Margiano (Credit: Bridgeport Police)
A Shelton woman bookkeeping for a Bridgeport company is charged with stealing nearly $9,000 from her employer.

According to Bridgeport Police Det. Frank Podpolucha, who works in the police financial crimes unit, Leigh Margiano, 28, was charged by warrant with second-degree forgery, third-degree larceny and second-degree computer crimes.

Police Spokesman Bill Kaempffer said that on Jan. 9, Bridgeport Financial Crimes Unit received a larceny complaint from Connecticut Tank Removal, Inc., a Bridgeport business at 118 Burr St., reporting employee theft.

Specifically, the company stated that Margiano issued four business checks valuing $8,811.91 for her personal benefit. Margiano's job responsibilities included bookkeeping and accounts payable management.

The checks were issued between June and September, 2013.

Three of the checks were made out to Margiano herself. In two of those checks, the computer ledger incorrectly showed the check paid to someone else, police said.

Margiano was released on a written promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Jan. 31.

LMNOP January 28, 2014 at 04:46 PM
If she did not commit the alleded crimes, then why would she have paid them back IN FULL? Something does not add up with that story.
ryan gal January 28, 2014 at 05:12 PM
yeah lmnop or should I say your real name- that's because the whole story hasn't been told. how about the fact that the Bridgeport police have it out for ms margiano to begin with and are trying to paint her in the worst way possible to protect their own

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