Police Further Investigate Darien Bookkeeper Charged With Embezzling

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Police are further investigating Cynthia Tanner, who was arrested Monday and charged with embezzling.
Police are further investigating Cynthia Tanner, who was arrested Monday and charged with embezzling. Photo Credit: Darien Police Department

DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien police are further investigating Cynthia Tanner, who was charged Monday with embezzling more than $180,000 from the National Veterans Services Fund and also did volunteer bookkeeping for the Darien Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Tanner, 52, was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree larceny. Tanner served as the bookkeeper for the National Veterans Services Fund since 2008, and is believed to have used more than $830,000 of the organization's funds for her personal use, according to police.

Further investigation has found that Tanner was also responsible for the bookkeeping of the Darien Veterans of Foreign Wars Post located on Noroton Avenue, according to police.

She volunteered as bookkeeper for the organization for several years, police said, and irregularities have been discovered in that organization's financial statements as well.

The investigation is ongoing, police said. Further information regarding monetary losses will be released pending additional arrests, police said.

Tanner was held on $500,000 bond.

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