BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A 44-year-old Sedro-Woolley woman was arrested Monday in connection with a $1.4 million embezzlement case involving Bellingham businesses.
Bellingham police detectives launched an investigation in August after a Bellingham hardware sales manager and owner reported that the store’s assistant manager had stolen funds from the business over several years.
An investigation found that Amy D. Siniscalco embezzled over $1.4 million from her business between 2017 and 2022.
For the past four months, detectives investigating the case have identified several ways Siniscarco allegedly took money from hardware sales and manipulated accounting systems to cover up the theft, according to BPD. .
Investigators alleged that the woman forged checks, used direct mortgage payments, committed credit card fraud, stole petty cash, and used other methods to steal funds from her employer.
Over 190 trades have been made since 2017 to date, resulting in a total loss of at least $1,424,696.31. Police say they have evidence of his theft at the company dating back to 2014.
Siniscalco turned himself in to Bellingham Police on Monday and was incarcerated at Whatcom County Jail on seven counts of first-degree theft, five counts of identity theft and 13 counts of forgery.
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