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BMW Dealership Employee Who Embezzled $1.1M Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison
The Drive ^ | 12/26/2018 | Eric Brandt

Posted on 12/28/2018 1:02:45 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

The former controller of Continental BMW in Connecticut used the stolen funds for travel, plastic surgery, and a $50,000 Ford Mustang.

Vanessa Vence-Small, the former controller of Continental BMW in Darien Connecticut, has been accused of embezzling $1.1 million from the successful, family-owned car dealership. Vence-Small is now facing 30 months in prison courtesy of the U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut after pleading guilty of wire fraud, Automotive News reports.

In order to supplement her $150,000 yearly income, the former controller cooked the books to the tune of over a million bucks over the course of 2.5 years. Allegedly she dropped over $50,000 on a new Ford Mustang, which was later forfeited and valued at just $28,840, and spent the rest of her stolen money on things like lavish travels around the globe, cosmetic surgery, and some landscaping and remodeling for her house.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedrive.com ...


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Only 30 months? Gee. I wonder what it was that got her such a light sentence.

Oh yeah. She is so "Not Guilty"


1 posted on 12/28/2018 1:02:45 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

To save tax payer dollars I volunteer to place her under house arrest for 30 months.


2 posted on 12/28/2018 1:06:55 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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Not guilty? Meh. Let’s see how “not guilty” she is in 10 - 15 years when the rest of her naturally ages and her plastic parts don’t.


3 posted on 12/28/2018 1:08:53 PM PST by big truck
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To: Responsibility2nd

“It appears that Vence-Small is a gifted liar,...”

She’s also “gifted” from the cosmetic surgery, it appears.


4 posted on 12/28/2018 1:09:19 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She’ll get out in 30 mos., or less, and within a few years be right back in the hoosegow for the same thing. She’ll just figure she won’t get caught THIS TIME.


5 posted on 12/28/2018 1:09:31 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists call 'em what you will they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Only 2 1/2 years?

Is paying back embezzled money part of such a light sentence I hope?


6 posted on 12/28/2018 1:10:40 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Lazamataz

Pinging you to dish out punishment


7 posted on 12/28/2018 1:10:45 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Liberals, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why do so many blondes darken their roots?


8 posted on 12/28/2018 1:11:36 PM PST by hanamizu
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To: hanamizu

Artificial intelligence.


9 posted on 12/28/2018 1:13:20 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: rockinqsranch

As the controller or money manager, she knows how to steal money.

Any business should have regular audits. Trust but verify. The owners trusted her too much. Or perhaps auditors were incompetent and didn’t uncover things she was doing.

She will probably get a similar job in the future, as many small businesses do not do background checks on new hires.


10 posted on 12/28/2018 1:14:08 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Responsibility2nd

A friend’s auto dealership was taken for $4.1 million in very similar scenario

https://buffalonews.com/2017/03/28/ex-comptroller-pleads-guilty-4-1-million-theft-towne-auto/


11 posted on 12/28/2018 1:14:48 PM PST by PGR88
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Geez, can’t make ends meet on $150K a year. What a tough life she had...

Sarcasm.


12 posted on 12/28/2018 1:15:53 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Responsibility2nd

She worked for BMW and had a Mustang???

Didn’t like her own brand?


13 posted on 12/28/2018 1:16:51 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: central_va

“To save tax payer dollars I volunteer to place her under house arrest for 30 months.”

She has a history. It could cost you a fortune!


14 posted on 12/28/2018 1:17:40 PM PST by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Is paying back embezzled money part of such a light sentence I hope?”

Is reading the article a good thing?


15 posted on 12/28/2018 1:18:19 PM PST by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

"...can’t make ends meet on $150,000..."


That salary is middle class (at best) in that section of the country. A modest apartment is probably $3500/month there.

16 posted on 12/28/2018 1:19:36 PM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: central_va

Chances are you (anyone) would be miserable with her, be careful what you wish for....


17 posted on 12/28/2018 1:19:48 PM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left (FReeper formerly known as Enchante (registered Sept. 5, 2001), back from the wild....)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
From the article:

"Vence-Small probably isn't thrilled to find out that she needs to pay back both her former employer and the insurer on top of serving her prison sentence."
18 posted on 12/28/2018 1:21:49 PM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left (FReeper formerly known as Enchante (registered Sept. 5, 2001), back from the wild....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You’ve been a naughty girl.


19 posted on 12/28/2018 1:22:35 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I see “escort” in her future. Hard to get a job, sign a lease, etc, etc, with a prison record.


20 posted on 12/28/2018 1:25:32 PM PST by Chauncey Gardiner
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