Suspected embezzler in court
STAMFORD, Conn.--Lisa Odierno pled not guilty to stealing $676,172 from her employer, New Canaan Alarms, in state Superior Court in February, The Advocate reported (see "Alarm co. bookkeeper charged with embezzlement," in the Feb. issue of Security Systems News).
Odierno, 38, of Norwalk, was a bookkeeper for the residential alarm company for seven years. Police said she wrote checks in her name and used the money to pay credit card bills and to buy groceries and other personal items. Odierno claimed that company vice president Margo Bogdanski gave her permission to write the checks and that the goods she purchased were for Bogdanski.
Bogdanski, and her father, owner Paul Chludzinski, reported the theft to police in September.