Monday, November 23, 2009

Former Montana School Trustee Accused Of Embezzling $237K

Linda Faye Harris, 50, of Florence, Montana and a former Trustee of the Florence, Montana School Board, has been accused of embezzling some $237,000 from CTA Architects, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According prosecutors, Harris forged checks to pay for student loans, personal expenses and personal credit card bills, among other things. In light of the allegations, Harris has resigned her position as school board trustee. She allegedly stole the money over a period of about 7 1/2 years between December 2001 and June 2009.

Read the story here and here.

Update (6/23/10): Harris, now 51, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with 8 years suspended. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $193,000. The amount she embezzled is now believed to be $180,000.

No comments: