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An EMC Hopkinton HQ admin assistant has been charged with stealing $220,000 from the storage and virtualisation vendor, the District Attorney for the Middlesex District of Massachusetts has confirmed. She denies any wrongdoing.

Madeline Vinton, 35, of Webster, Massachusetts, had been an admin assistant at EMC from April 2006 to February 2012, the firm told police.

According to the DA, EMC investigators alleged they had detected unusual patterns in her travel and other expenses. They called in the cops and together with the local DA's office, they investigated further before charging her with five counts of larceny.

The money was allegedly spent on plastic surgery, limousine hire, Boston Celtics games, hotel stays and meals. The woman was also accused by EMC investigators of claiming more than $48,000 for overtime which she allegedly had not performed. EMC fired her in February.

She was arraigned in the Middlesex Superior Court on 11 July, where she pleaded not guilty, and bailed for $7,500 plus a surrender of her passport, the DA confirmed. Her next court appearance is on 29 August. ®

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