Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Former Oregon Bookkeeper Accused Of Embezzling $1.5 Million From Now-Defunct Print Shop

Victoria Marie Monfore, 48, of Springfield, Oregon, has been charged with embezzling some $1.5 million from IP/Koke Printing where she had been employed for 16 years as an accounts payable clerk. Monfore has been charged with 58 felony counts of aggravated first-degree theft, 18 counts of aggravated identity theft and a 12 counts of first-degree theft. The company shut down last December as a result, according to former owner and CEO, Jason Pierce. Monfore's embezzlement scheme lasted from August 2003 until June 2009 whereby she allegedly forged company checks and made them payable to herself. After the business closed down, resulting in 74 people losing their jobs, Monfore continued to work for other family businesses until she was fired in June.

Read the story here, here and here.

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