Monday, April 27, 2009
Texas Bookkeeper Convicted Of Embezzling $264K
Laurie Almeda Vater, 39, of Atascocita Forest, Texas, was convicted April 16th of felony theft related to her embezzlement of some $264,000 from B&C Fasteners, of Channelview, Texas, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to prosecutors, Vater's thefts occurred over a three year period between July 2004 and March 2007. Vater reportedly wrote unauthorized checks to herself, forged the company owner’s signature and altered the ledger entries to show the money was paid to regular vendors. Vater was sentenced to 8 years in prison by Judge Jeanine Barr and ordered to pay restitution.
Read the story here.