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Plumbing Company Bookkeeper Stole $325K to Pay for Trips, Prosecutors Say

By Nicholas Rizzi | March 17, 2015 6:17pm
 Elizabeth Nero, 55, also known as Elizabeth Nero, was indicted for stealing around $325,000 from a Carroll Gardens plumbing company to pay for trips to Disney World and the Poconos.
Elizabeth Nero, 55, also known as Elizabeth Nero, was indicted for stealing around $325,000 from a Carroll Gardens plumbing company to pay for trips to Disney World and the Poconos.
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CARROLL GARDENS — A greedy bookkeeper nearly flushed a mom-and-pop plumbing company down the toilet when she embezzled $325,000 from the family business to fund trips to Disney World and the Poconos, as well dinners out and motel rooms, prosecutors said.

Elizabeth Nero, 55, of Long Island City, was hit with a 159-count indictment Tuesday for repeatedly writing checks while working at the Hicks Street Plumbing and Heating Supply to pay for her credit card bills instead of paying vendors and suppliers, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said.

"This defendant almost ruined a hardworking family’s small business by allegedly stealing a huge amount of money to fund her travels and pay her bills," Thompson said. "Luckily her alleged scheme was uncovered before that could happen."