Garner Woman Charged With Connecticut Embezzlement Scheme

A federal grand jury in New Haven, Connecticut has returned an indictment against a Garner, NC woman charging her with 6 counts of wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme.

Susanna Kurus, 43, was indicted on Nov. 15th. She appeared on Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Martinez in Hartford, Connecticut and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. Kurus was released on a $200,000 bond.

As alleged in the indictment and statements made in court, Kurus formerly resided in Connecticut and was employed as the accounting manager for a company based in Stratford, Connecticut.  Between approximately 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 in excess of $130,000.

The charge of wire fraud carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on each count.

The matter is being 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.