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4 charged in embezzlement from Vt mobile home firm

May 4, 2012
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BURLINGTON, Vt.—Four people are facing federal charges they embezzled more than $500,000 from a Vermont mobile home dealer.

The indictments released Thursday allege the embezzlement took place between 2008 and last September.

Facing charges are the ex-bookkeeper of Brault's Mobile Homes, 54-year-old Gisele Adams, of Winooski; 32-year-old salesman Patrick Cortright, of Milton; Adams' son, 28-year-old Joshua Therrien, off Burlington; and Therrien's 24-year-old girlfriend Lynette Fuller, of Colchester.

Cortright agreed last month to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors.

Colchester police began investigating last October.

The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/J6k3p1) reports Gisele Adams would write checks to Therrien, Fuller and other unauthorized payees, or make the checks out to cash.

Cortright's lawyer declined comment. He could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

No court dates have been set for the others.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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