Friday, December 19, 2008

Indiana Woman Gets Off Without Prison After $215K Embezzlement

Janet Maye Lazdins, 56, of Indianapolis, Indiana, who pleaded guilty in August to theft and two counts of forgery for stealing some $215,000 from the Bridgestone Firestone Company between 1997 and 2006, will only have to serve a three-year suspended prison term and three years on probation. Lazdins worked in the accounts payable department of the company. In deciding on the sentence, Madison Superior Court 3 Judge Thomas Newman weighed the fact that Lazdins has already made restitution in the case.

Read the story here.

Seems like a pretty light sentence considering she could have received up to 16 years or more.

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