Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Washington Woman In Mother - Daughter $100K Embezzlement Scheme Sentenced

Juli A. Lynch, 43, of Anacortes, Washington, was sentenced to 3 nine month concurrent jail sentences for an embezzlement conspiracy involving her daughter, Christina Lynch, 24, also of Anacortes, that bilked her employer, Dave’s Anaco TV and Appliance, out of as much as $100,000. Juli Lynch was originally hired as a bookkeeper in November 1999 and then became an office manager in May 2002, overseeing all accounting functions. She convinced the company owner, David Evans, to hire her daughter as a part time office assistant. According to reports, Evans, after becoming alerted to serious financial difficulties with the company, found that Juli Lynch operated a number of schemes to embezzle from the company. These schemes included overpaying herself and her daughter on paychecks, stealing incoming cash, failing to repay advances, writing unauthorized checks for personal purchases and making unauthorized personal charges on a company credit card. The schemes lasted at least 3 years from 2003 and 2005. The two were fired in October 2005. Christina previously pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft and was sentenced to two months in prison to run concurrently.

Read the story here and here.

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