World Travels Land NH Woman in Handcuffs
MERRIMACK — A woman's alleged scam that that allowed her to use air travel miles accumulated by a former employer worth hundreds of thousands of dollars has led to her arrest.
Executives at Brookstone in Merrimack discovered a former employee, Tiffany A. Tomaselli, 36, of 144 Crystal St., Manchester, had been using company airline miles since her "termination" in 2013, police said.
"There are a lot of moving pieces in this thing," Merrimack Police Lt. Matthew Tarleton said Monday. "They did a fair bit of investigating on their end."
Tarleton said Tomaselli was a former executive assistant in charge of administering several accounts for the company, which included air and travel miles. Police said Tomaselli manipulated an account that managed Delta Airline miles accumulated by employees traveling on Brookstone business. She managed to gain access to miles being placed in a pool and used them herself. Police said Tomaselli used over 2,000,000 Skybonus Points to travel to several countries, including France, Italy and Greece.
Police say the value of the miles was more than $300,000.
"Some things were popping up that didn't make sense," Tarelton said. Brookstone investigators went back four years to help determine the scope of Tomaselli's alleged theft.
A warrant was prepared for her arrest. She turned herself in to police Saturday.
Tomaselli is charged with theft by unauthorized taking and computer related offenses. She was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for a court appearance Dec. 7.