Dawn Mininberg, 48, of Easton, was sentenced on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill in Bridgeport to 12 months and 1 day of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release with the first 12 months on home confinement, for stealing approximately $380,000 from her employer.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Mininberg worked for a company located in Greenwich where she provided financial services.
The sentencing was announced by Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Mininberg was issued an American Express corporate credit card for business purposes and, as part of her duties, she prepared expense reports justifying the charges to all of the corporate credit cards, including her own.
Over the course of approximately two years, Mininberg charged approximately $380,000 in personal expenses to her corporate credit card for clothing and other items purchased at high-end stores, theater tickets, children’s parties and lessons, charitable donations, vacations and the purchase of an $11,000 jungle gym. Mininberg hid these expenditures by categorizing them as office supplies, meals, meetings or lodging.
Judge Underhill ordered Mininberg to pay restitution in the amount of $386,907.77.
On January 15, 2016, Mininberg pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.
This matter was investigated by the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force, U.S. Secret Service and Greenwich Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.