Monday, June 1, 2009

Iowa Bookkeeper Gets Slap On The Wrist For $200+K Embezzlement

Tammy Sue Brandt, 49, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who was convicted by a jury in March for first-degree theft in the embezzlement of some $210,000 from the Mercy Medical Center Foundation, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper for 28 years, was given a 10 year suspended sentence. The thefts reportedly occurred between 1995 and 2008 via a scheme in which she cashed foundation checks for her own benefit. Sixth Judicial District Judge Marsha Beckelman ordered the suspended sentence because Brandt had no prior convictions.

FraudTalk has chronicled this case here and here.

Read the story here.

Sorry folks, but this is a slap on the wrist for a crime that went on for 13 years. She should have done some real jail time here, IMHO.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why is sahe not in jail. Others that do what she did would be jailed. Why is she so special that she does not have to spend time in prison. There are many others that do these things with no prior convictions and they go to prison. She works for Preferred Property MGMT. She needs to be punished just like everyone else. I have an issue with this not taking place, i lived on one of the properties that she over sees, and the shoty business practices that they do are wrong. Charging tenants that were evicted or moved are being charged for things that are normal wear and tear. SHE MUST PAY FOR WHAT SHE DID...