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Ex-Apple employee gets 3 years in prison for embezzlement

TRENTON, N. J. – A former Apple employee who double-billed the company for business expenses on her company credit card and used the resulting credit to buy luxury items is now headed to prison.

Toni-Ann Branca received a three-year state prison sentence Friday. The 42-year-old native of Livingston, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in January to theft by deception.

The Attorney-General’s office, says Branca embezzled approximately € 243,000 of Apple while working as an administrative assistant.

Branca worked mainly from home, and regular employee training, travel and parking for its region. It is entitled to pay for business expenses with a company issued credit card in her name.

The authorities say that Apple made the double payments to the credit card company, and Branca allegedly used the obtained funds to shop for clothing, electronics and furniture.

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