A Waterford woman was cited Dec. 15 for embezzling over $200,000 in St. Johnsbury.
On Sept. 27, the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation began conducting an investigation into a report of an embezzlement by a former employee of MCB Leasing and Classic Designs by Matthew Burak, both located in St. Johnsbury.
The employee, identified as Lisa Goodell, 52, of Waterford, was employed as a bookkeeper and managing consultant by these companies for about three years, from 2018 until 2021. It was later discovered that unauthorized funds, in excess of $200,000, had been misallocated to Goodell through various channels.
Following the completion of the Vermont State Police investigation, on Dec. 15 a citation was issued to Goodell through her attorney for her to appear at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 31, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in St. Johnsbury, to answer to the charge of embezzlement.