Ex-bookkeeper to be sentenced for stealing over $326,000

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) —A Virginia woman who embezzled more than $326,000 from a small family business in Connecticut is seeking home confinement instead of a prison sentence. 

Miriam Dubay, of Purcellville, Virginia, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Bridgeport. She pleaded guilty in June to wire fraud.

Prosecutors say the 65-year-old former Shelton, Connecticut, resident was the bookkeeper for the family business in Shelton, which officials did not name. They say she stole the money by forging 168 company checks from 2010 until 2016.

Authorities say at the time of the thefts, Dubay talked about remodeling her house, buying a $650 coat and purchasing other items.

Prosecutors are seeking a two- to three-year prison sentence.

Dubay’s lawyers say she deeply regrets her actions and has worked to rehabilitate herself.

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