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Officials: Woman Diverted $770,000 In UConn Money To Personal Account

Officials: Woman Diverted $770,000 In UConn Money To Personal Account

UConn police say a Georgia woman stole $773,079 in university payments intended for Dell Computers and laundered the money through her personal bank account. Her lawyer counters that she was “duped.”

Muthini Nzuki, 39, of Kennesaw, Ga., was arraigned Friday in Superior Court in Rockville on charges of first-degree larceny and first-degree computer crimes. A judge set her bail at $500,000 and ordered her to turn in her passport if she intends to post bail.

“This was an elaborate financial scheme between this defendant and perhaps other co-conspirators,” Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew C. Gedansky said Friday during Nzuki’s arraignment. “Over a period of a month to six weeks...

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