Police: Plainville BOE employee embezzled more than $40K from board

Police: Plainville BOE employee embezzled more than $40K from board


Maria Bourlogiannis. | Courtesy of Plainville police

PLAINVILLE — A former Board of Education employee is accused of embezzling more than $40,000 from the board over nearly three years.

Maria Bourlogiannis, 59, of Plainville, was charged Tuesday with first-degree larceny and 10 counts of second-degree forgery. She was released on $50,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Aug. 21.

On Aug. 1, 2016, Plainville Superintendent Maureen Brummett reported activity she discovered in the Board of Education’s finances to police, Lt. Nicholas Mullins said in a statement.

After a lengthy investigation, police determined Bourlogiannis, a member of the Board of Education’s accounts payable department, embezzled more than $40,000 from March 2013 through December 2015, Mullins said. Bourlogiannis also allegedly forged documents with the intent to defraud the Board of Education

Bourlogiannis was fired by the Board of Education on Aug. 16, 2016.

— Bryan Lipiner

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