A former paralegal at a South Windsor, Conn., law firm has pleaded guilty to stealing $1.7 million from her employer to pay her gambling debts.
Patricia Baddeley-Meehan of Ellington, Conn., admitted in her plea Thursday that she took the money between 2003 and 2007 from her employers, the Berman & Russo law firm.
Prosecutors say the 43-year-old used company accounts to pay credit card balances she had accumulated from taking cash advances at various casinos.
She is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 6 in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Conn.
Information from: The Hartford Courant.
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