Ex-Gafney Home admin admits guilt in $75G embezzlement scheme

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Lisa Gosselin, left, stole some $75,000 while employed as the administrator at the Gafney Home (Police mug shot, Gosselin; Gafney Home (Courtesy photo)

DOVER - A former administrator of a Rochester assisted living facility pleaded guilty on Friday to an embezzling scheme that drained some $75,000 from her former employer.

Lisa Gosselin, 47, of 39 White Oak Road, Gilmanton Iron Works, had been charged with three counts of Class A felony theft by deception and one Class B felony count of falsification of physical evidence.

Under a capped plea agreement, Gosselin will serve no more than one and a half to three years, with the three remaining counts against her negotiated to three concurrent sentences of three and a half to seven years fully suspended for five years.

Restitution to the Gafney House has been capped as well at $75,000 Assistant County Attorney Tim Sullivan said today.

Sullivan said details of the restitution agreement should be worked out by the time of sentencing, which is set to occur in a couple of months.

Gosselin was arrested in March 2015 after a 14-month investigation by Rochester Police, who began their probe in January 2014 after a meeting with the Gafney Home Board of Directors who had concerns over several high administrative expenses by their former administrator.

Detectives were able to review financial documents and discover that from January 2012 to June 2013 the Gafney Home made payments of some $68,080.54 to four companies that Gosselin had created and registered with the Department of State. The Gafney Home was billed for and paid the money to these businesses for services that were not received. Gosselin directly profited from these payments received, police say.

She left the employ of the Gafney Home in July 2013.

Prior to her plea on Friday, Gosselin's case had been expected to go to trial in May.

She has been on personal recognizance bail since her arrest.

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