ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Canandaigua woman was arrested after New York State Police say she embezzled more than $2 million over seven years.
According to troopers, 50-year-old Sarah Fantauzzi embezzled a total of $2,178,303 from her employer, RES Exhibit Services, a local trade show exhibit manufacturer.
According to a statement from the RES Chief Legal Officer, Fanatuzzi was the Executive Vice President of the company.
In 2019, the company was preparing for their year-end taxes, when they discovered that Fanatuzzi had “received annual income far exceeding her compensation agreement.”
Fanatuzzi started at RES in 2012 as a Human Resource Director, before eventually being promoted to Executive Vice President. One of her responsibilities in this role was overseeing payroll for over 100 employees.
Fantauzzi was arrested Tuesday and was charged with first-degree grand larceny. She was taken to Monroe County Jail and was arraigned in court.
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