Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Missouri Woman Indicted For Scheme To Embezzle $750K
Mary Elizabeth Hurtt, 57, of West Plains, Missouri, was indicted today on federal charges she schemed to embezzle some $750,000 from White Electrical Services, Inc., where she had been employed as a bookkeeper for 8 years. Hurtt allegedly forged signatures and deposited checks into her own accounts that were meant as payments to the company. She has been charged with two counts of bank fraud and five counts of forging securities. Prosecutors alleged that Hurtt's scheme spanned 6 1/2 years until May 2007. Hurtt was originally hired by White Electrical in 1999.
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Update (10/18/10): Hurtt, now 58, was sentenced to three years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. She was also ordered to pay $760,504 in restitution.