Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Virginia Couple Charged With Embezzling Over $2 Million

Karen A. Hiles, 47, and James G. Hiles, 59, of Suffolk, Virginia, were indicted yesterday on 73 counts alleging they embezzled more than $2 million from an unnamed Virginia Beach-based real estate developer. Karen Hiles was employed as a $19,000 per year part-time bookkeeper for the developer and together with her husband, forged numerous business checks and made fraudulent wire transfers between 2002 to 2007. The indictment alleges that $2.3 million was deposited into bank accounts controlled by Hiles during this period. The pair have been indicted on charges of conspiracy, uttering, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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