April 19, 2018
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Hermon woman gets 1½ years for embezzling $202,000 from Bangor auto dealership

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A 35-year-old Hermon woman Thursday received an eight-year prison sentence — all but 18 months suspended — after pleading guilty to stealing more than $200,000 from Quirk Auto Group, her former employer.

Misty Beylerian also was ordered to undergo three years of supervised release after completing her prison term and to pay $20,000 in restitution — an amount the prosecution believes she can reasonably be expected to repay, Penobscot County Deputy District Attorney Mike Roberts said Friday.

Roberts said Beylerian had been an office clerk for the Bangor auto dealership group for several years when in November, Quirk discovered discrepancies between the amounts of money being deposited into the company’s bank accounts and amounts posted in the firm’s ledgers.

The company then launched an internal audit that indicated Beylerian had embezzled at least $202,000 during a roughly two-year period, Roberts said.

Roberts said it wasn’t clear what Beylerian did with the money. He said that as an incentive during negotiations with prosecutors, Beylerian was offered a chance to repay some or all the stolen money.

“She wasn’t able to do that,” Roberts said.

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