Police: Woman Stole Thousands From Veterans’ Organization

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Charges could mount against a Darien bookkeeper accused of stealing from a charity for veterans.

Cynthia Tanner, 52, is charged with 1st degree Larceny.

Police said she cooked the books at the National Veteran Services Fund to pay herself and her family more than $185,000 in 2013 alone.

Detectives said there’s strong evidence that Tanner was taking money since she started with the non-profit, five years ago…embezzling more than $830,000.

Tanner is accused of writing checks to herself and her family members, but wrote in the ledger that they were payments to a veteran in need of help or for some other business related expense.

“We’ve been able to prove that she used, made transactions to purchase airfare for vacations, internet purchases, car payments,” Det. Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said.

Police claimed Tanner started trying to replace the money she allegedly took before she turned herself in.

A judge set her bond at a half million dollars.

 

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