Cops: Accountant stole $170K from employer, used it for divorce, breast implants
Updated On: Apr 19 2013 05:45:08 PM EDT
A former Volusia County accountant for a camper sales business is accused of stealing nearly $170,000 over a three-year period and deputies say she may have used part of the money to pay for her divorce and breast implants.
Steffani Lariscy, 37, has been charged with grand theft after a yearlong investigation over a $1,000 discrepancy in the Robbins Camper Sales financial records. When the owner confronted Lariscy about it she said she didn’t know anything about it, but promised to look into the matter, according to the report.
When the owner went to look for a hand-written deposit slip from his deposit registry to show it to Lariscy, it had been torn out of the book. The owner then confronted Lariscy a second time, and this time she admitted to taking the missing money, deputies said.
Lariscy said that she needed the money to help with her divorce and that she was planning to pay it back, according to the report. Deputies said when the owner told her that he was planning to report the incident, Lariscy took off.
During the investigation, the audit team revealed that the total amount of money that was missing from the business totaled $169,822.63 over three years, according to the report.
Also during the investigation, an anonymous tipster told investigators that Lariscy had a lot of unexplained cash at her house and had been bragging about it. Deputies said the tipster also said that Lariscy had bought some new furniture and also had spent $7,000 on breast implants.
She was arrested in North Carolina on Thursday. Her bond has been set at $100,000.