Sunday, March 15, 2009

Oklahoma Woman Turns Self In To Face Embezzlement Charges After Disappearing

Jolene Chesnut, 61, of Mead, Oklahoma, turned herself in Friday after having been charged with embezzling some $110,000 from a law firm trust account and a client's estate accounts she oversaw. Chesnut was employed as a legal assistant for Mark Morrison, an attorney based in Durant, Oklahoma. According to investigators, Chesnut wrote checks out of the estate account for her own benefit as well as checks written out of the law firm's trust account. She was charged with two felony embezzlement counts last Wednesday, but had been missing since March 2nd. According to reports, Chesnut is known to frequent casinos - perhaps a motive for her alleged thefts.

Read the story here, here and here.

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