NEW HAVEN, Ct. (WFSB) – A Yale medical school employee has been accused by the FBI of fraud and money laundering offenses related to the theft of millions of dollars in school computer parts.
Jamie Petrone-Codrington was hired by Yale in 2008, she most recently served as the director of finance and administration of the emergency medicine department.
As part of his job, Petrone-Codrington was allowed to purchase items for departmental needs as long as the purchase was less than $ 10,000.
Starting in 2013, Petrone-Codrington would order or have others ordered millions of dollars worth of computer parts from Yale suppliers using Yale Med funds.
She arranged to ship the stolen material to an out-of-state company in exchange for money.
Petrone-Codrington has also misrepresented on Yale’s internal forms and in electronic communications.
She said the material was intended for specific Yale Med needs, such as special medical studies.
She divided fraudulent purchases into orders below the $ 10,000 threshold.
The out-of-state company resold the computer parts to customers. They paid Petrone-Codrington by transferring funds to the account of a company of which she is the principal.
Petrone-Codrington has been charged with postal fraud, punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years; wire fraud, punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years; and money laundering, punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment.