Office Manager, Husband Jailed For Staged $210,000 CU Heist
WORCESTER, Mass. – The former office manager of Wyman-Gordon FCU and her husband were sentenced to federal prison yesterday for staging a 2002 robbery at the credit union when they stole $210,000.
Susan Carcieri, 59, the ex-manager, and her husband George Labadie, 51, also were charged with attempted counterfeiting and possession of counterfeiting tools based on materials seized from their home by police two days after the reported robbery. Labadie was found guilty of those charges. His wife was found innocent.
Labadie, who prosecutors say planned the fake heist, was sentenced 10 to 12 years in state prison, and his wife was sentenced to 4 to 7 years behind bars. The judge ordered the couple to pay $210,000 in restitution. The judge cited Labadie’s record of convictions for crimes such as larceny, receiving stolen property and forgery that “involved fraud and dishonesty” for the longer sentence. While Carcieri had no prior criminal record, she had been placed in a position of trust by her employers at the credit union, the judge noted in sentencing her to prison.
The two were arrested soon after the reported robbery when a neighbor saw them stuffing cash inside the aluminum siding at their home, where police eventually found $24,000 of the cash stolen from the credit union.