Friday, February 13, 2009

Update: Oklahoma Court Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To $600K Embezzlement

Jackie Louise Borovetz, 57, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, the former deputy clerk and bookkeeper for the Muskogee County District Court Clerk’s Office, pleaded guilty today to embezzling nearly $600,000 from the court. Borovetz, who pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, admitted that she funneled monies from court coffers to her personal bank account between November 2007 and September 2008. She reportedly stole the money to support a gambling addiction. Prosecutors contended that $$595,253.32 was stolen by Borovetz in a scheme whereby she took fees and fines due the county, set up a bank account at a local Bank of America under the name "Jackie Borovetz Sole Prop DBA The Research Specialists,"and deposited the checks for her own benefit. Prosecutors also alleged that Borovetz utilized a number of aliases, including: Jackie Louise Skinner, J. Louise Thompson, Jackie L. Skinner, J.L. Skinner, J.L. Holder, Jackie Thompson and Jackie L. Thompson.

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