BOSTON (WBSM) — A Dartmouth woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly embezzling over $440,000 from two different employers.

As a result of an FBI Boston investigation, Jasmyne Botelho, 41, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint in December 2023. Now, a grand jury has indicted her on two counts of wire fraud.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that charging documents allege Botelho stole at least $280,000 from her employer, a Bristol County industrial company, between September 2017 and April 2020.

The documents allege that Botelho directed payments intended for the company’s vendors to bank accounts she controlled, and that she used company funds to make payments on her personal credit cards and car loan.

She then allegedly doctored the employer’s books to cover her tracks and make it look like the payments went to the vendors.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office said it is also alleged that Botelho improperly inflated her payroll between May 2022 and December 2023 from another employer by more than $160,000.

In that scheme, it is alleged she hid what she was doing by manipulating her employer’s payroll and accounting software to hide her inflated payroll and phony reimbursements she made to herself.

Each charge of wire fraud carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

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