An executive of an entertainment group that owns and operates restaurants and nightclubs at Foxwoods Resort Casino and her husband have been charged with embezzling more than $2.5 million from the company.
Federal prosecutors said Lynn A. Scheufler, 34, and Craig L. Galligan, 40, of Woodstock, lost $1.4 million they embezzled by gambling at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. They were arrested on Wednesday.
Scheufler was the controller and chief financial officer of Big Night Entertainment Group of Boston, which operates three venues at Foxwoods, and handled the company’s finances.
She declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press on Thursday morning.
Scheufler is charged with wire fraud and illegally structuring financial transactions.
Authorities said she is suspected of taking cash out of the company’s nightly deposit bags from January 2010 to March 2012, making unauthorized withdrawals from the company’s cash accounts using the company’s ATM card and then gambling the money.
She's accused of concealing the theft by misstating or altering accounting entries.
The Big Night Entertainment Group said it is helping the Internal Revenue Service and federal prosecutors in their investigation.