Defendant: Maria Mecca (DOB: 12/29/79)

Dec. 12, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Maria Mecca of Greenwich, Connecticut pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree for stealing more than $400,000 from FujiFilm where she was employed at its Valhalla-based headquarters.

Mecca, who is free on bail, was ordered by Westchester County Court Judge Michael Martinelli to pay restitution. She is due back in court for sentencing March 18, 2020.

In her position as a human resources officer, Mecca had clearance to issue FujiFilm Achiever’s Points, an incentive program in which company employees are rewarded for outstanding performance. Those points can then be redeemed for gift cards. Over a two and a half month period, Mecca awarded herself 41,784,000 Achiever’s Points, a value of $417, 840, which she then used to purchase gift cards for herself.

The theft was discovered when monitors of the Achiever’s Portal system noticed suspicious activity on the defendant’s internal Fuji account.

Assistant District Attorney Gwen Galef, Chief of the Economic Crimes Bureau, is prosecuting the case.

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