Admin who thieved $50K from Developmentally Disabled Adults in Medford Facility is Sentenced.
On Thursday, April 6th, Jazzame Paranzino, aged 31 and from Shirley, was issued a four-month prison sentence by Suffolk County Court and was additionally required to serve five years of probation.
In December 2022, she pled guilty to having taken items from the inhabitants of the Mary Haven Center of Hope located in Medford.
Prosecutors have alleged that Paranzino acted as the manager at the establishment, a home for adults with serious developmental disabilities who are incapable of tending to themselves or managing their funds.
In her role, she was given authority to oversee the financial accounts of occupants so that they would have cash available for visits to nearby stores.
Paranzino accepted responsibility for misappropriating more than $50,000 from 11 people between the beginning of 2020 and the end of March 2021, saying the money was to be put towards purchasing items they wanted.
On the 21st of December 2022, Paranzino admitted to a single offense of trying to commit grand larceny, a felony.
Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney announced in a statement that the defendant had taken advantage of the trust of individuals with severe disabilities and their families to steal thousands of dollars for personal gain. These people needed 24-hour care.
The judge commanded that Paranzino recompense the victims in full, an amount equaling $50,744, in addition to her incarceration period.