An accountant formerly employed by the Ticor Title Insurance Company in
Crown Point has been charged in an indictment with seven counts of
embezzlement from an insurer and four counts of making and subscribing a
false tax return, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of
Laurie Brezinski, 42, of Schererville, is charged with embezzlement of
approximately $178,900 from Ticor Title Insurance Company by a series of
seven checks written from August 2003 to October 2008, the U.S. Attorney’s
Office said. She is also charged with filing false income tax returns in
that Brezinski did not report income or benefit from the embezzled funds
between tax years of 2005 and 2008.
“As taxpayers are preparing to meet their tax deadline tomorrow, we
encourage them to think of the serious consequences, including potential
criminal prosecution, for willfully presenting false information on their
federal tax returns” stated Al Patton, special agent in charge, IRS Criminal
Investigation Division, Chicago Field Office. “All taxpayers must honor
their civic and legal obligation to report all of their income and pay all
of the taxes they owe.”
Brezinski has been released on a $20,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to
be arraigned on April 25.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.