Hudson Valley Woman Who Stole Over $1 Million From Employer Jailed
A woman from the Hudson Valley is heading to jail for stealing over $1.3 million from her job.
On Wednesday, Donna Ortiz, 51, of Pine Island was sentenced to three to nine years in state prison in connection with a theft from the Village of Florida company where she was employed as an office manager.
“As the owner of the business made clear at the sentencing, this theft not only hurt the company, but prevented the company from hiring others and making additional charitable contributions which would have benefited the entire community,” Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler said. “The large dollar amount of this theft, as well as the extended period of time during which it occurred, are deserving of a state prison sentence.
In January, Ortiz pleaded guilty to grand larceny. During her plea, Ortiz admitted to stealing $1,362,477.42 between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2015, by diverting money into her own bank accounts, disguising the transactions as legal payments to company vendors.
An investigation into Ortiz began after Ortiz’s employer made a complaint to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
In addition to her prison sentence, Ortiz was ordered to pay back all of the stolen funds.
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