Thursday, November 27, 2008

Unnamed Washington State Bookkeeper Arrested For Embezzlement, Theft From Art Gallery

The unnamed 36-year-old bookkeeper from Snohomish, Washington, for the Kenneth Behm Gallery in Bellevue, Washington, has been arrested for embezzling some $90,000 and stealing about $15,000 worth of art from the gallery for which he/she worked for more than 8 years. Gallery owner Kenneth Behm told police the bookkeeper he suspected of stealing company funds confessed promptly when confronted and admitted to stealing at least four prints and tens of thousands of dollars over a 6 year period. According to Behm, his internal investigation showed that the bookkeeper was using the gallery funds to pay for personal expenses, including a Cadillac Escalade.

Read the story here and here.

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