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Defendant: Catherine Johnson (DOB 09/01/64)

Oct. 27, 2020 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Catherine Johnson of Haverstraw was arraigned Oct. 26, 2020, on charges related to the theft of more than $390,000 from Eileen Fisher, Inc. of Irvington, New York.

Specifically, Johnson is charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony.
Johnson surrendered yesterday and was arraigned in Irvington Justice Court before Judge Desmond Lyons. She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to return to Irvington Village Court Nov. 16, 2020.

Background
Catherine Johnson was employed as an accounts payable manager for Eileen Fisher, Inc. in Irvington, N.Y. Over a seven-year period, from Aug. 24, 2012 to Aug. 26, 2019, Johnson stole approximately $391,120.63 from Eileen Fisher, Inc. by making personal credit card charges on her corporate American Express card which were then paid for by Eileen Fisher Inc.; by diverting funds directly into her own personal bank account by writing unauthorized checks to herself or to cash; and, by making checks payable from an Eileen Fisher account to pay for her own personal credit card bills and mortgage. This was all without the permission or authority of Eileen Fisher, Inc.

The District Attorney’s Office and Irvington Police investigated the case. The Investigations Division Economic Crimes Bureau is prosecuting the case.

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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