Saturday, January 23, 2010

Former Oklahoma Municipal Worker Pleads Guilty To $425K Embezzlement

Robin Dawn Ramming, 34, of Hinton, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty yesterday to to two counts of felony embezzlement, admitting she stole at least $425,000 from the Hinton Economic Development Authority (HEDA) where she was employed as an accountant. According to prosecutors, Ramming's scheme lasted from May 31, 2000 to November 30, 2006. According to reports, Ramming maintained two sets of books to hide her thefts. She allegedly used her position to make cash withdrawals for her own personal benefit. Authorities believe Ramming stole the money to fund lavish family vacations and a gambling habit. She is due to be sentenced on March 31, 2010.

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Update (6/30/10): Ramming was sentenced yesterday to 28 months in prison. She was also ordered to pay $395,700 in restitution to HEDA. Ramming was also ordered to pay $117,257 to the IRS for back taxes on her ill-gotten gains from a separate embezzlement scheme wherein Ramming admitted to embezzling $200,000 in 2007 from Wheeler Chevrolet in Hinton. No other criminal charges were filed in that case because she had reportedly made full restitution.

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