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Thursday, February 24, 2005
SORRY $5M LOSER
A compulsive gambler who fed her habit by siphoning $5 million from the elevator-repair company where she was a bookkeeper apologized to a Queens judge yesterday for her sticky fingers.
Prosecutors said Villa stole the money between November 2000 and June 2002 by creating a false employee — then diverting between $500 and $23,000 a week — into the "employee's" bank account, which she set up and controlled.
She was busted in February 2003, when officials with P.S. Marcato Elevator Co. of Long Island City found glaring irregularities in the books as they were preparing for a bankruptcy filing.
Hmmmm, could she have indirectly been responsible for the unfortunate elevator incident involving Mandy Patinkin? Justa thought :)