VT State Employee Arrested for Embezzlement

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/18 2014 06:25PM

Updated 04/18 2014 06:28PM

Lisa Peduzzi, 51, of Plainfield, Vt.
Lisa Peduzzi, 51, of Plainfield, Vt./Credit: Vermont State Police
MONTPELIER, Vt. - A Vermont State employee was arrested for embezzlement Friday.

Vermont State Police say Lisa Peduzzi, 51, of Plainfield, Vt., is accused of using state checks to purchase items for personal use without prior authorization. So far, police say their investigation showed that the Peduzzi has done this 19 times. 

Police tried to recover known property at Peduzzi's home that was purchased with state funds.

Peduzzi was lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Center for lack of $10,000 bail.  She is due in court on Monday. Peduzzi faces multiple embezzlement charges by a public official.

Peduzzi was an employee with the Agency of Administration Office of Risk Management. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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