Embezzled $700,000 from family logging company

by Mike Donoghue

A Bristol woman is facing 19 federal felony fraud and tax charges in connection with a more than $700,000 embezzlement from a family-owned wood-logging and wood-chipping company in Addison County, court records show.

Jodi R. Lathrop, 53, of Rounds Road is charged with seven counts of wire fraud and four counts each of mail fraud, tax evasion and aiding in the preparation of false corporate income tax returns for Claire Lathrop Band Mill Inc. doing business as Lathrop Forest Products, the federal indictment said.

Lathrop began work in 1994 in the South Street office of the Bristol business, which was owned by her husband Jason and brother-in-law Justin Lathrop, records show. By 2014, she was the only employee in the office and had attained the title of office manager, court records show. Read more at

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