Lutovsky gets probation for theft from booster groups, business
A woman convicted of embezzling money from Hudson Middle School booster club and a private firm was sentenced to probation in a plea bargain Monday, Oct. 29.
Brenda L. Lutovsky was ordered to serve three years' probation and pay full restitution by Judge Eric J. Lundell.
She was originally charged with three felony counts of theft in a business setting. The charges were reduced to misdemeanors in the plea bargain and Lutovsky was ordered to pay $729 court costs. Her probation may be served in Florida where Lutovsky now lives, the court said.
The criminal complaint said Lutovsky took more than $37,000 including some $16,783 from the Hudson Middle School Parent Advisory Council; $9,039 from the Hudson Swim and Dive Boosters organization and $11,224 from Pace Appraisals.
Lutovsky was hired as a bookkeeper for Charles Pace in November 2010 in the town of Hudson. She used a company credit card for her own use, including a pet care business she operated.
The criminal complaint said Lutovsky, aka Brenda Schoenherr, was treasurer of the Middle School Parent Advisory Council from Sept. 1, 2010, through March 16, 2011. She diverted money from the fund for her own use and was terminated.
She also served as treasurer of the Swim and Dive Boosters between August 2008 and November 2010 and signed numerous unauthorized checks made out to cash, the complaint said.
Lutovsky was ordered to write a letter of apology to all victims and not hold a position of financial authority over any public or private funds or hold any type of office position in an organization as conditions of probation.