Fraud in the News

One vegan's cheesy mistake

According to the May 13 New York Post article, Vegan restaurateur ordered Dominos before $2M bust, by Emily Saul, Carlos Greer and Beckie Strum, authorities allege that the owner of an upscale vegan eatery stole about $2 million from the company to splurge on Rolex watches, lavish European vacations and trips to casinos.

According to the article, the owner — avowed vegan Sarma Melngailis, 43 —was caught when she ordered a cheesy Dominos pizza to her hotel while on the run in Tennessee with her husband, Anthony Strangis, 35. They were awaiting extradition to New York where they’re charged with grand larceny, tax fraud and scheming to defraud for not paying ex-employees.


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