Belchertown woman charged with wire fraud and tax evasion

Roxanne Tubolino embezzled over $1-million

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A former office manager of a medical practice in Northampton was in the U.S. District Court in Springfield Thursday for embezzling millions.

According to U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, 56-year-old Roxanne Tubolino was charged with wire fraud and six counts of tax evasion. From 2008 through September 11, 2013, Tubolino was employed as an office manager for Northampton Internal Medical Associates

Ortiz said Tubolino embezzled about $1,562,206 by writing checks from NIMA’s corporate account to pay her personal credit card bills for accounts she held at American Express, Bank of America, Chase, and Barclays.

Tubolino would falsely, and fraudulently, enter the checks into NIMA’s quickbooks records as business expenses, such as “Clint Pharmaceuticals,” “Oncology Supplies,” and “Abbot Laboratories,” Ortiz said.

Tubolino also filed tax returns for 2008 through 2013 in which she did not report any of the income that she received from her embezzlement at NIMA.

She faces 20 years in prison, 5 years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Ortiz said Tubolino could face 5 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and fine of $250,000 for the tax evasion charge.

U.S. District Court judge Mark Mastroianni scheduled the sentencing for April 16, 2015

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston, made the announcement.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

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