Thursday, August 27, 2009
Nebraska Woman Sentenced In $118K Embezzlement Case
Bonnie F. Kleewein, 44, of North Platte, Nebraska, was sentenced to 6 months in jail and ordered to pay full restitution for embezzling some $118,000 from her employer, Dr. David Zalewski, for whom she had been employed as a receptionist. According to prosecutors, Kleewein's scheme lasted for two years between 2005 and 2007 wherein she took cash from patients but marked the payments as credit-card transactions. She also reportedly altered checks Dr. Zalewski wrote and used them for her own benefit. In a separate matter, Kleewein was accused of stealing money from her invalid mother's bank account, writing checks from it for her own benefit.