DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

April 10, 2014

Woman charged with embezzlement

By Doug Ireland
direland@derrynews.com

---- — LONDONDERRY — A Fremont woman has been charged with stealing more than $30,000 from the company where she worked, police said.

Amber Lassor, 35, of Abbott Road was arrested last week and charged with embezzling money from Penney Fence at 270 Nashua Road, according to Londonderry police Detective Christopher Olson.

Lassor, the office manager, allegedly stole customers’ checks over a four-year period and cashed them for her personal use, Olson said yesterday.

Owner Tina Jean, Lassor’s aunt, reported to police in September that checks and bank statements from the company were missing, Olson said.

“The owners had become suspicious of their office manager,” Olson said. “Several customers had to issue new checks because they were missing.”

It was initially believed more than $50,000 was missing, he said.

An investigation revealed Lassor had stolen at least $30,000 from the fence-installation company since beginning work there in 2010, he said.

Lassor, who had been served an arrest warrant, turned herself in to police shortly before 4 p.m. April 1.

She was held on $10,000 personal recognizance and released, Olson said. Lassor is scheduled to be arraigned April 21 in 10th Circuit Court in Derry.

Jean could not be reached for comment.

Embezzlement is a Class A felony, punishable by seven and a half to 15 years in state prison.