• Woman pleads guilty to stealing nearly $300K from employer

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    MT. LEBANON, Pa. - A former office manager accused of stealing thousands of dollars pleaded guilty Tuesday.

    Karen Vechter was accused of embezzling more than $285,000 over 18 years.

    She worked as an officer manager at the Braff Group in Mt. Lebanon.

    "I did receive a check for $286,000, which I'm out of pocket for roughly $500,000, so its something but this doesnt make me whole," CEO Dexter Braff said.

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    Police say she used the company credit card to buy alcohol, gifts and pay for vacations.

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    As part of the plea deal she paid back that money and will spend 16 months on house arrest.

    "I wanted her to get at least a year of jail time," Braff said.


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