Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Update: California Pear Farm Embezzler Sentenced To 2-1/2 Years

Judith Kaye Power, 52, of Isleton, California, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison plus restitution for embezzling some $468,000 from Steamboat Orchards, a pear farm in Walnut Grove, California. Power had been employed as a bookkeeper with responsibility for handling payroll. She plead guilty in November to one count of making and uttering a forged instrument, admitting that from October 16, 2001 to May 31, 2006, she had forged payroll checks and deposited them into her personal banking account. She had also inflated her time cards to earn extra pay, according to the complaint.

Read FraudTalk's original post on this story here.

Read the story here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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