Wrentham woman charged with stealing $2.7m from Plainville company

A Wrentham woman is facing charges that she stole $2.7 million from a Plainville medical products company, prosecutors said today.

Laurieann Richard, 39, pleaded not guilty in Wrentham District Court Tuesday afternoon to three counts of larceny over $250, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office said.


Prosecutors allege that Richard, who worked for Dale Medical Products, used an American Express corporate credit card in the company’s name to make more than $990,000 in retail purchases at stores, supermarkets, and restaurants in the Wrentham area, as well as purchases from Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and other online retailers.

The card was also used to make more than $9,000 in payments on her 2007 Jeep Commander from March 2011 to June 2013, prosecutors said.

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In another scheme, Richard allegedly used a company Mastercard to obtain about $997,000 in cash advances between August 2011 and April 2014. She also is believed to have used other corporate credit cards to make purchases and receive cash advances worth more than $750,000 between January 2008 and July 2011, according to the attorney general’s office.

Judge Emogene Johnson Smith set bail at $35,000 and ordered Richard to stay away from Dale Medical Products. The judge slated a pretrial hearing for July 10.

There was no answer Tuesday evening at a number listed for Richard in Wrentham.


At Dale, Richard managed accounts payable, as well as disbursement, management, and payment of corporate credit cards, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors say Richard used some of the money to gamble at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island. During April 2014 alone, Richard allegedly engaged in gambling transactions at Twin River Casino on 17 days.

Martin Finucane of the Globe staff contributed to this report.
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