Darien woman charged with fraud and tax evasion

Darien police say Cynthia Tanner stole $8,000 from the National Veterans Service Fund.

Darien police say Cynthia Tanner stole $8,000 from the National Veterans Service Fund. (4/10/15)

DARIEN - A federal grand jury has charged a Darien woman with fraud and tax evasion.

She's accused of stealing nearly $1 million from a local veterans' organization.

Darien police arrested Cynthia Tanner, 53, last summer for stealing $8,000 from the National Veterans Service Fund.

Tanner worked as a bookkeeper for the agency.

Officials now say Tanner failed to report all that money as income between 2009 and 2013, and she cheated the federal government out of $270,000 in taxes.

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