The accounting manager for a flooring company in Ohio has been charged with embezzling more than 1.8 million dollars.
Joan Dinoto worked for the company from 2013 to 2020 and stole the money by falsely inflating her salary, using her employer’s corporate credit card for personal expenses and forging checks to herself. To hide the fraud she altered the company’s accounting records.
From 2015 to 2020 Dinoto did not report more than a million dollars of the stolen money on her tax returns.
In 2020 she left the flooring company and began working for a lighting company under a fake social security number. She then used her real social security number to apply for unemployment benefits.
Dinoto faces up to 30 years in prison and one million dollars in fines, in addition to restitution of 1.8 million dollars to the flooring company.