Harwich man accused of embezzling $14 million from employer, church
Sordid details below, being held at Plymouth House of Corrections
Windle may also have taken between as much as $400,000 from his church, according to an FBI agent's testimony investigating the case.Federal prosecutors have charged a Cape Cod man with embezzling nearly $14 million from his employer, and using much of the cash to buy real estate including a $2 million dollar estate overlooking Wychmere Harbor and another in Placida, Florida valued at $2.5 million as well as pleasure boats and expensive cars. U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan said Friday a grand jury charged Jeffrey Windle with mail fraud - five counts of wire fraud and another five counts of money laundering.
See the entire indictment as a linked PDF below.
The 41-year-old was arrested on May 2nd, and has since been held in at The Plymouth House of Correction without bail.
Was company's Budget Director, church's treasurer
Prosecutors charged Jeffrey Windle with stealing nearly $14 million from Cambium Learning, a Natick-based provider of education materials for special-needs students. Windle was Cambium's budget director. The indictment alleges Windle used some of the cash to help pay for his estates both here and in Florida. Other purchases made allegedly with the stolen money included several boats and costly imported automobiles.
As previously reported here (below) he is accused of stealing between $200,000 and $400,000 from his church, the South Dennis Congregational Church, where he was the volunteer treasurer.
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