TEWKSBURY — A Tewksbury woman has been charged with embezzling more than $1.8 million from her employer, a flooring company in Acton.
According to a March 9 release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Joanne Dinoto aka Joanne Mara, 47, was charged with a superseding indictment with an additional count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return. She was indicted for bank fraud, two counts of wire fraud and aggregated identity theft back in November 2021.
From December 2013 to April 2020, Dinoto stole more than $1.8 million from the flooring company in Acton she worked for by falsely inflating her salary, using her employer’s corporate credit card for personal expenses and forging at least two checks to herself from her employer’s checking account. She attempted to hide her theft by mucking around with her employer’s accounting records.
According to the release, it is also alleged that between August 2020 and May 2021, Dinoto collected unemployment under her actual social security number all while she was working full time for a lighting company in Wilmington using a fake social security number.