BOSTON (WBSM) — A Dartmouth woman was arrested and charged today in connection with a scheme to embezzle her former employer out of more than $280,000.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jasmyne Botelho, 41, was arrested this morning and charged with one count of wire fraud. She made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston and was then released on conditions.

If convicted, she faces up 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

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Charging documents allege that between September 2017 and April 2020, Botelho stole at least $280,000 from the Bristol County industrial company for which she worked.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the scheme involved Botelho allegedly diverting payments intended for the company’s vendors to bank accounts she controlled, and that she used those company funds to allegedly make payments on personal credit cards and auto loans.

It is also alleged that Botelho falsified her employers books and records to make it appear the payments had been sent to legitimate vendors.

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