A woman has been sentenced for up to 15 years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from a New York roofing company.
According to the Cortland Voice, Jeanne M. Parr, 55, of Groton, stole $1,080,359.91 from J.D. Ferro Roofing in Cortland County for several years. Parr is a former employee of the business.
Parr was convicted of first-degree grand larceny, second-degree grand larceny, and first-degree falsifying business records, all of which are felonies. The larceny convictions resulted in a sentence of five to 15 years in prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision. For the falsifying business records charge, Parr was sentenced to one to three years in prison. Her sentencing will run concurrent.
Parr was convicted in March following her arrest in December 2021. The arrest is the result of a yearlong investigation that revealed Parr stole $34,706.77 in 2016, $227,011.65 in 2017, $280,010.08 in 2018, $368,479.93 in 2019 and $170,145.50 in 2020, the Cortland Voice reports. The thefts included putting $54,000 into her retirement account.
The owner of J.D. Ferro Roofing first grew suspicious when he noticed his business “was suffering” and was “in debt for over $400,000.”
“She took advantage of an entrusting employer,” Assistant District Attorney Ric Van Donsel said.
The Cortland Voice reports Parr has maintained her innocence by filing to appeal her sentencing.