SPRINGFIELD – The former bookkeeper for a West Springfield business was indicted Thursday by a Hampden County grand jury in connection with the embezzlement of more than a $1 million over a three-year-period bymanipulating the books, according toMassachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
“We allege this defendant abused his position of trust within the company and stole over $1 million for his own personal benefit,” said Attorney General Martha Coakley in a statement.
The state attorney general’s office began investigating Cinelli in August 2012 after the case was referred to them by the office of Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni.
The company originally discovered problems with the books and notified the West Springfield police.
Massachusetts Fire Technologies is a fire-protection company specializing in the sale and service of fire extinguishers and suppression systems.