Mary Mancuso, 53, was sentenced today to serve five years’ probation for second-degree grand larceny. She pleaded guilty to the felony charge on Jan. 11.
Mancuso was accused of embezzling $181,657 from Vernon Woods Apartments Inc., 180 Pearsall Drive, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office.
As treasurer of the 353-unit apartment complex, Mancuso used money from the co-op’s bank account for personal expenses, including $80,000 for landscaping at her private home on Topland Road.
After a new management company took over, a complaint led to an investigation beginning in June 2009 by investigators from the District Attorney’s Office and, ultimately, Mancuso’s arrest.
She has paid back the entire amount, which prosecutors said she stole between December 2007 and April 2008. If she had been convicted at a trial she could have been sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in state prison.