THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, June 10, 2022 Page 9 Malden Woman Sentenced for Embezzling Nearly $800,000 from Employer B OSTON – A Malden woman was sentenced on Friday in federal court in Boston on fraud and identity theft charges in connection with her embezzlement of more than $795,000 from her employer. Kayla Figelski, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to three years in prison and two years of supervised release. Figelski was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $796,747. In May 2021, Figelski pleaded guilty to seven counts of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. From in or about April 2017 through June 2019, Figelski stole at least $796,747 from her employer, an elder law attorney, in Malden. Figelski perpetrated the scheme by forging checks to herself from her employer’s checking accounts, including conservatorship, trust and estate administration accounts her employer maintained for the firm’s elderly clients and their estates. Figelski deposited the checks into her own bank account, from which she withdrew the funds, or directly cashed the checks. Figelski concealed the scheme by altering bank statements to make it appear that the checks were written to legitimate vendors. As a result of Figelski’s theft, her employer was forced to sell the building where her law practice was located, which had been in the victim’s family since 1976. United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement. Valuable assistance was provided by the Malden Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen A. Kearney of Rollins’ Securities, Financial & Cyber Fraud Unit prosecuted the case. Former Malden Firefighter Charged with Possession and Distribution of Controlled Substances B OSTON – A former Malden firefighter has been charged and has agreed to plead guilty in connection with conspiring to distribute controlled substances including oxycodone, suboxone, Klonopin and Adderall. Joshua Eisnor, 43, of North Reading, was charged by an Information with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Eisnor is scheduled to plead guilty on June 23, 2022. According to the charging document, while working as a firefighter at the Malden Fire Department, Eisnor distributed controlled substances to other members of the Malden Fire Department. Sentences in a criminal case are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, five years of supervised release and a fine of up to a $500,000. Malden Students named to Bucknell University Dean's list L EWISBURG, Pa. (June 3, 2022) - Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2021-22 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. The Malden students are: Pedro Carneiro Passos, 2023, Computer Engineering; Keri Gilligan, 2024, Business Analytics; and Jay KC, 2023, Biology. Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is We Sell Cigars & Accessories R.Y.O. 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