Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Louisiana Woman Sentenced For $206K Embezzlement

Victoria Munson Oathes, 40, of Haughton, Louisiana, has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for embezzling $206,672.82 from Ark La Tex Farms Inc., where she had been employed as office manager. Prior to her sentencing, Oathes plead guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. According to authorities, Oathes' scheme, which involved unauthorized use of company credit cards, lasted three years. According to investigators, Oathes intercepted credit card statements, forged signatures on checks and changed mailing addresses for credit card statements to her home address. Oathes was also ordered to repay $17,534.33 to the Louisiana Department of Social Services because she obtained food stamps and child care money by under-representing her income and forging signatures on employer wage verification forms. According to reports, Oathes had a gambling problem.

Read the story here and here.

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