Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Update: Arizona Museum Accountant Sentenced In $970K Embezzlement Case
Ruth Ellen Sons, 62, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced to 5 years in jail for embezzling $973,000 from the Tucson Museum of Art where she had been employed as an accountant since 1990. Prosecutors alleged that Sons had embezzled the funds over a period of 5 years, from 2003 and 2008, wherein she stole cash receipts from the museum gift shop meant for deposit and attempted to cover-up the thefts by manipulating the books and records. Sons was arrested last may and charged with 7 felony counts including fraud, theft and conducting an illegal enterprise. She plead guilty last month to one count of theft and one count of fraud and was ordered to pay full restitution. According to her daughter, Carrie Hoover, Sons was motivated to steal because she has a gambling problem.
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