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Kathleen Libby charged with embezzling from Brookline doctor's office – NBC Boston

A Massachusetts woman is accused of embezzling more than $650,000 from a Brookline doctor's office and using the money to pay for her personal purchases at Louis Vuitton, Bloomingdales, Best Buy, Target and travel-related websites, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Massachusetts to have.

Kathleen Libby, 40, of Brookline, was charged Wednesday with one count of wire fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. She previously worked as an office manager at the doctor's office from which she allegedly stole.

According to charging documents, Libby stole from the doctor's office in a variety of ways, including by transferring funds from the office to a personal PayPal account she set up called “Medline Surgical Supplies” so that it was like wire transfers from the doctor's office to the doctor's office The PayPal account was used to cover legitimate shipping expenses.

In addition to using the doctor's office's bank account to make payments for her own purchases, she also placed two of her relatives on the practice's payroll and used their credit cards for her personal benefit.

The wire fraud charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, supervised release of up to three years and a fine of $250,000 or more.

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