Hartford Woman Convicted In Multi-Million-Dollar Wire Fraud Scheme

(Hartford) A Hartford woman has been convicted in a multi-million-dollar wire fraud and money laundering scheme. Vicki Berka Thursday pled guilty to one count of Wire Fraud and another charge of Money Laundering.

Berka used her position and bank account login credentials to embezzle roughly $2.7-million-dollars from Bader Rutter and Associates between July of 2014 and September of 2017. According to the plea agreement, Berka used her authority as chief financial officer to initiate numerous money transfers from the company into a bank account she controlled then made false ledger entries to disguise her actions.

The 61-year-old spent over $250-thousand-dollars in stolen money to buy a beach condo in North Carolina. Berka faces up to 30 years in prison. She will be sentenced on December 1st.