Friday, February 13, 2009

California Woman Sentenced For $1.3 Million Embezzlement

Nancy Frances Fiske, 57, of Anderson, California, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for embezzling more than $1.3 million from her former employer, Jerry L. Knighten Construction, Inc. Fiske plead guilty last September to one felony count of mail fraud. According to prosecutors, Fiske had been employed as a bookkeeper, controller and office manager for the company and embezzled the money between 2001 and 2007. Fiske was able to use her fiduciary positions to write more than 500 checks to herself and others. Fiske must also pay restitution in the amount of $1,227,563. The complaint also alleged that Fiske attempted to cover up her thefts by making false ledger entries.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the DOJ's announcements here and here.

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