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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.

Harold Sullivan January 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Leigh Margiano, what a moron. She also had a DUI over the summer, get it together girl. http://www.jud2.ct.gov/crdockets/CaseDetail.aspx?source=Pending&Key=cf3c4463-018f-4119-bfd5-3de8389ccb11
JD January 28, 2014 at 01:18 PM
Kick someone while they're down! Charming.....
ryan gal January 28, 2014 at 03:53 PM
what this article doesn't even mention is the fact that she paid them back IN FULL before police involvement.
ryan gal January 28, 2014 at 03:54 PM
this was a huge misunderstanding and the media is blowing it up and doesn't even have all the facts at all.
Aaron Leo (Editor) January 28, 2014 at 04:13 PM
Thanks for info Ryan Gal. Can her lawyer confirm this? The police give out the info, so I know what they give me.
ryan gal January 28, 2014 at 04:20 PM
yes her lawyer can confirm this. Her lawyer is Nick D'Agosto from D'Agosto and Howe in Shelton. The police omitted MAJOR information.
ryan gal January 28, 2014 at 04:26 PM
I hope you will report on the real facts Aaron Leo so this poor girls life is not ruined. She has been through more in life than people would ever imagine.
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
Harold Sullivan February 02, 2014 at 10:33 PM
The thing that cracks me up most about this is that the more that Ryan(aka Sean) tries to stick up for Leigh Margiano, and the more times her name is mentioned, the more likely these articles will show up when people (like potential future employers) search her name. Not like it matters at this point, it appears she has a pending DUI as well so she's gonna have it rough from here on out. Karma at its finest. To be clear, this is Leigh Ann Margiano of Shelton CT we are talking about here.

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