St. Johnsbury woman accused of embezzling more than $2.2 million

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A St. Johnsbury woman is accused of embezzling more than $2.2 million from her workplace.

The Vermont U.S. Attorney’s Office says they’ve indicted Jennifer Dwyer, 48. FBI agents arrested her last month. She’s the former bookkeeper at Northeast Agriculture Sales in Lyndonville.

Prosecutors claim that from 2007 to 2017, she electronically transferred money from the company’s payroll account into her own personal checking account. The government accuses her of using the money for internet gambling and to pay personal debts.

Dwyer has pleaded not guilty at her arraignment. She could face as many as 20 years in prison if she’s convicted.

Local 22 & Local 44 News reached out to her attorney, John St. Francis of Burlington. He declined to comment.

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