Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Former Longtime City Employee In Washington State To Plead Guilty Of Embezzling $1.3 Million

Terry L. Davis, of Seattle, Washington and former deputy finance director and human resources manager for the City of Arlington, Washington, is scheduled to plead guilty tomorrow to charges she embezzled some $1.3 million from the municipality. Davis, who worked for the city for 32 years, is charged with mail fraud and filing a false tax return. According to prosecutors, Davis was able to write herself 103 checks starting in 2002, forging signatures and creating false documents. The IRS has moved to seize two properties she owns. According to reports, one of the checks she wrote to herself after her May retirement came back to the office and was questioned by another official, sparking the investigation.

Read the story here, here and here.
This case sounds eerily like the one FraudTalk profiled a couple of weeks ago about the longtime Illinois village clerk here.

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