Court Filing: $500K embezzled from Charlottesville law firm by former employee

Court Filing: $500K embezzled from Charlottesville law firm by former employee
A Charlottesville law firm is out $500,000 as a result of an embezzlement scheme perpetrated by a former employee, according to federal court filings. (Source: wvir)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A Charlottesville law firm is out $500,000 dollars as a result of an embezzlement scheme perpetrated by a former employee, according to federal court filings.

The law firm of Dygert, Wright, Hobbs, and Hernandez PLC had approximately $500,000 dollars stolen from them by a former paralegal and bookkeeper. The firm fields five attorneys and describes itself as a small, client-centric firm focused primarily on criminal defense.

The firm declined a request for comment on this story. The case is currently moving forward in federal court.

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