Friday, January 9, 2009
Colorado Office Manager Sentenced To 9 Months For $100+K Embezzlement
Carrie Smith, 44, the former office manager for the South Jeffco Sports Association, was sentenced yesterday to 9 months in prison for embezzling some $102,000 from the enterprise. Smith was also ordered to pay restitution and has reportedly taken out a second mortgage to do so. According to prosecutors, Smith embezzled the funds between 2005 and 2007, by writing forged checks to her bank and credit card accounts. Her lawyer claimed that she took the money to help pay for her two sons' college expenses. Smith was charged with charges of felony theft and forgery.