Augusta woman gets suspended sentence for embezzlement

11:14 AM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An Augusta woman has received a four-year suspended sentence for embezzling more than $50,000 from a Hallowell lawyer and using the money to pay for hunting trips to Africa and Australia for her husband.

Carmen Robillard also received two years of probation and was ordered to make full restitution on Tuesday. The Kennebec Journal reports that more than half the money has already been repaid.

She had previously pleaded guilty to theft by unauthorized taking, but sentencing had been delayed because of her medical issues.

The 41-year-old Robillard was charged with writing unauthorized checks to herself on an account belonging to Augur & Associates, a law and lobbying firm in Hallowell, and Newell A. Augur III, president and sole shareholder.

Robillard provided bookkeeping services for the firm.

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