Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Legal professional for the District of Connecticut, and David Sundberg, Distinctive Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today introduced that JAMIE PETRONE-CODRINGTON, 41, of Naugatuck, has been charged by federal felony grievance with fraud and dollars laundering offenses linked to her alleged theft of hundreds of thousands of bucks in laptop hardware from the Yale University School of Medicine wherever she was utilized.
Petrone-Codrington surrendered to law enforcement these days and appeared ahead of U.S. Justice of the peace Decide Robert M. Spector in New Haven. She was unveiled on a $1 million bond.
As alleged in the grievance, commencing in roughly 2008, Petrone-Codrington was utilized by the Yale College School of Drugs (“Yale Med”), Division of Emergency Medicine, and most not too long ago served as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Office of Crisis Drugs. As aspect of her job tasks, Petrone-Codrington had authority to make and authorize sure buys for departmental wants as prolonged as the obtain amount stayed underneath $10,000. Starting at least as early as 2013, Petrone-Codrington engaged in a scheme whereby she ordered, or triggered other people doing work for her, to purchase hundreds of thousands of pounds of personal computer components from Yale sellers using Yale Med resources and organized to ship the stolen components to an out-of-point out business in exchange for revenue.
It is further alleged that Petrone-Codrington falsely represented on Yale internal varieties and in electronic communications that the components was for specified Yale Med desires, such as distinct health care scientific tests, and she broke up the fraudulent buys into orders underneath the $10,000 threshold that would need supplemental acceptance. The out-of-state organization, which resold the computer components to buyers, compensated Petrone-Codrington by wiring money into an account of a business in which she is a principal.
The legal complaint fees Petrone-Codrington with mail fraud, which carries a highest time period of imprisonment of 20 a long time wire fraud, which carries a maximum time period of imprisonment of 20 several years and cash laundering, which carries a greatest phrase of imprisonment of 10 several years.
Acting U.S. Lawyer Boyle pressured that a complaint is only a charge and is not proof of guilt. Charges are only allegations and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until finally confirmed responsible beyond a realistic question.
This investigation is becoming executed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the guidance of the Yale Police Section. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David E. Novick.