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Milford police: Woman charged business card $106K for herself

January 31, 2018

MILFORD — Police arrested a woman accused of fraudulently using a business credit card for $106,000 in personal expenses.

Mary Thornton, 27, was taken into custody on Tuesday after her former employer alerted police in May 2017 of her alleged improper use of a business credit card, according to a statement from police.

Thornton was the office manager at S.H. Acoustics on Higgins Drive in Milford for about a year and was given an American Express credit card to use for business and opened up a second card, which she reportedly abused, according to Officer Mike DeVito. The company specializes in audio design of buildings such as museums and recording studios.

She was fired after her former employer received an alert for possible fraudulent use and looked into it. The employer went to Milford Police in May and police conducted an audit over several months before taking Thornton into custody on Tuesday.

Thornton, whose lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire according to police documents, is suspected of spending $106,000 on personal expenses including airfare, hotels and gifts, DeVito said. She faces first degree larceny charges.