Sunday, July 16, 2017

Office Manager Feels The Pinch For Allegedly Filching $1.2 Million From Law Firm/Employer; Prosecutor: Missing Loot Includes $243K From Elderly Client's Trust Account, Suspect Allowed To Work Without Proper Supervision

In Toledo, Ohio, The Toledo Blade reports:
  • The former manager of a downtown law firm was indicted Monday [July 10] by a Lucas County grand jury on charges that she embezzled some $1.2 million from her employer.

    Leslie Rombkowski, 55, of the 2800 block of 109th Street was indicted for aggravated theft, theft from a person in a protected class, tampering with records, and two counts of forgery.

    Jeff Lingo, chief of the special units division for the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office, said Ms. Rombkowski was the office manager for the Charles E. Boyk Law Office from January, 2008 until September, 2015 when she was terminated for an unrelated issue.

    “When they changed software programs, they discovered large amounts of money were missing,” Mr. Lingo said.

    Among the money that was allegedly embezzled, approximately $243,000 was taken from the trust account of an elderly client, he said.(1)

    Mr. Lingo said Ms. Rombkowski had been a trusted employee for many years and was largely unsupervised.

    No one checked her work,” he said.
Source: Former manager of downtown law firm indicted for embezzling $1.2M from employer (Leslie Rombkowski worked for the Charles E. Boyk Law Office from 2008 to 2015).
(1) For "attorney ripoff reimbursement funds" that sometimes help cover the losses created by the dishonest conduct of lawyers licensed in the United States and Canada, see:
Maps available courtesy of The National Client Protection Organization, Inc.