Alleged Embezzler Charged in New Scheme

Waltham Police
Waltham Police
A Waltham woman already facing serious charges for stealing $350,000 from a local condo complex, is facing more charges for credit card fraud against the owner of a Waltham business. 

Lesley Correa is facing charges that she allegedly opened a credit in the name of the owner of Stephen's Cleaners, according to Waltham Police Sgt. Joseph Guigno. She also attempted to open two other credit cards in the owner's name, Guigno said. 

Specifically, she is facing the following charges: larceny over $250, credit card forgery or uttering and improper use of a credit card over $250, according to Guigno. The charges were filed at the end of November, he said. 

Correa allegedly used the card to charge a total of $700.66, Guigno said.

Correa, who had been working for the cleaning business, successfully opened one credit in the owner's name, Guigno said. She tried to open two other cards, but the owner noticed the applications and had the accounts closed, Guigno said. 

The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office said Correa's trial on the condo case is set to begin on Jan. 22, 2014. 
Karen Walz December 16, 2013 at 09:34 AM
Even though times are tough, I wonder if working people can figure out that if they were to work and earn honestly over a period of time, they would earn more than they'd steal at one time, and not risk permanent damage to their reputations and livelihoods. Maybe I'm naive, but I just can't understand embezzling when I'm earning a paycheck and can learn how to live within my means. (Not to mention the fact that I'd rather not become a felon and wind up in prison...)
Jim Brown December 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM
I personally like to go by the saying - "Don't believe everything that you read." Many of the facts in the previous articles and this one are false, inaccurate, and this is extremely irresponsible reporting. There are two sides to every story and more than one person involved in every story. It is presumptuous to assume that this person was not hard working or involved in situations that were much larger and complex than reported. More people should think and look for the facts before writing or speaking.
Karen Walz December 17, 2013 at 09:38 AM
If someone is facing charges, then that's a fact. I find it hard to believe that such charges can be brought unless there's some solid evidence. Of course, there's "innocent until proven guilty," and I respect that. But if you think there's irresponsible reporting, then why don't you provide details? How can reporting someone being brought up on charges and having a court date be interpreted as "irresponsible"? Also, as this forum is for anyone who has a civilized response to an article, it's not up to you to act as censor. If you have more or contrary facts, then provide them and prove the reporters wrong.


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