Monday, October 19, 2009
Former Oregon Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty In $500K Embezzlement Case
Sandra Jean Klingman, 56, of Canby, Oregon, has pleaded guilty to embezzling $519,149 from Paul Schatz Furniture in Tigard, Oregon, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper for 12 years. According to prosecutors, Klingman stole the funds over the past two years by forging checks. According to reports, Klingman's thefts were prompted by her gambling addiction. Klingman was sentenced to 4 years in prison, plus restitution, as part of her plea agreement.