Garner Woman Admits To Embezzling More Than $130k From Connecticut Company

A Garner woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to embezzling more than $130,000 from her former employer in Connecticut.

Susanna Kurus pled guilty to wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme.  According to federal court documents, Kurus formerly resided in Connecticut and was employed as the accounting manager for a company based in Stratford.  Between October 2014 and June 2017, Kurus used the company’s financial accounting software to transfer customer credits to at least six personal debit card accounts, and then used the money for her personal benefit.  Through this scheme, she stole $133,870.55.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 10, 2019, at which time Kurus faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Kurus is free on a $200,000 bond pending sentencing.

This matter was investigated by the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force, U.S. Secret Service and Stratford Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.