Woman Charged With Embezzlement Held Without Bail
RI State Police have arrested a woman, who is facing multiple embezzlement charges, after she skipped her court date.
The Rhode Island State Police finally caught up to a former marina office manager who is facing numerous counts of embezzlement after she skipped her court dates.
Maureen Rondeau, 43, of Roslindale, MA was arrested on six charges on Jan. 2 – stemming from her failure to appear in court to face charges that she embezzled almost $200,000 from Brewers Wickford Cove Marina in North Kingstown. According to the RISP, she was charged with a state police affidavit and arrest, four Superior Court bench warrants for failure to appear (three for her arraignments and another for a pre-trial hearing) and a National Crime Information Center warrant for violating a court order - originating from the four Superiour Court bench warrants.
She was charged by the Massachusetts State Police as a fugitive from justice in West Roxbury Distrit Court, where extradition proceedings were waived. She was then brought to the Wickford Barracks where she was processed and arraigned in Fourth District Court in Wakefield.
She is being held without bail.
The above charges are now tacked on to Rondeau's original charges of embezzlement. Following a North Kingstown Police Department's two-month-long investigation in late 2011, detectives found that Rondeau had stolen $198,000 from the marina over the span of two years while she served as its office manager. According to reports, she altered more than 75 checks, changing the intended payee to her name and then cashed the checks. She also fraudulently transferred $93,000 to her personal account during the same time to pay her credit cards.