Friday, February 27, 2009
Former DC Utility Worker Charged With Embezzling $236K
Sonia Renee Coleman, 28, of Fort Washington was charged Monday with allegedly embezzling some $236,000 from the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority, where she had been employed in the accounting department as a payroll clerk. According to prosecutors, over the course of one and a half years, Coleman would increase the salary of fired or on-leave employees and then change the direct deposit information so that the extra funds would be transferred to her own and to an unnamed friend's account. She would then destroy the payroll stubs to conceal her actions, according to the complaint.