Saturday, December 1, 2012
This week, a Plainville woman was arrested and charged with intent to distribute drugs, a former bank employee in Wrentham was arrested for fraud, and a local resident is helping raise money to buy holiday gifts for kids effected by Hurricane Sandy.
Plainville Woman Arrested For Intent to Distribute Drugs What started as a routine vehicle stop turned into a drug related arrest last week in Plainville. After pulling over a vehicle on George St on November 21, Patrolman Todd Holbrook’s check of the vehicle showed that the registered owner of the car had an active warrant but was not in the car. The owner of the car, Tracy Augustine of 51 George Street, Plainville was found at her home hiding in a crawl space by Holbrook with assistance from Patrolwoman Julie Barrett. In addition, there were drug related items in plain site around the house. Augustine was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drug with intent to distribute, possession of Class B drug with intent to distribute, …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
If approved in U.S. District Court, Debra Antonitis will plead guilty
to bank fraud charges after taking over $100,000 from Wrentham Co-operative Bank.
A plea deal has been agreed to between the U.S. Attorney's Office and a North Attleboro woman who took over $100,000 from Wrentham Co-operative Bank while employed by the bank. If approved in U.S. District Court, Debra Antonitis will plead guilty to bank fraud according to the U.S. Attorney's Massachusetts Office. The deal, agreed to by both Antonitis and the U.S. Attorneys, recommends that Antonitis be sentenced to one year of probation, six months of which would be served under house arrest, a $3,000 fine, and restitution of $112,385. The plea aggrement will now have to be approved in U.S. District Court. No court date has been set. Last week, Antonitis was arrested for allegedly taking $112,385 from Wrentham Co-operative Bank in …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Former Wrentham Co-operative employee Debra S. Antonitis was charged with three counts of mail fraud and one count of wire mail.
A North Attleboro woman has been charged with bank fraud for taking over $100,000 from Wrentham Co-operative Bank while serving as an employee. The woman, Debra S. Antonitis, 45, is being charged with three counts of mail fraud and one count of wire mail. According to the US Attorney's Office, Antonitis allegidly made 143 fraudulent transfers of funds through the records system of the bank when she was employed as a branch manager by the bank. Antonitis took approximately $112,385 though this method. Allegedly, Antonitis was able to perform the transfers by making fictitious withdrawals from customers’ accounts and transferring the funds to herself in cash or in deposits to her own accounts. She allegedly made it appear that the customer …