Friday, October 2, 2009

Former Wisconsin Law Office Manager Sentenced In $161K Embezzlement Case

Lynette L. Hunt, 40, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, plus restitution for embezzling nearly $161,000 from the Anderl Law Office where she had been employed as office manager. The jail time will be served in 10 day increments over the next three Christmases, according to the sentence. Prosecutors alleged that since at least January 2005 through May 2008, Hunt manipulated the firm's payroll to pay herself extra salary as well as issued checks and misappropriated funds from client trust accounts. The thefts may have gone back as far as 2003, according to reports. Hunt's actions were blamed in part on debts she incurred as a result of her "secret compulsive/impulsive personal spending problem."

Read the story here, here and here.

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