Sunday, February 14, 2010

Missouri Woman Indicted For Allegedly Embezzling $573K

Andrea M. Wild, 51, of St. Peters, Missouri, was indicted last week on charges she embezzled $573,388 from an unnamed company, also based in St. Peters, where she had been employed as a secretary. Wild allegedly wrote checks from company accounts to herself and to pay personal vendors, such as her utility bills, home mortgage, credit card bills and car loan payments, among other items. The scheme reportedly lasted about six and a half years from January 1, 2003 until August 2009. She has been indicted on one felony count of mail fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison, plus a $250,000 fine and forfeiture of assets up to $573,338.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (4/21/10): Wild plead guilty Friday to one count of felony mail fraud in connection with the alleged embezzlement of $573,338 from her employer, an unnamed St. Peters-based company.

Update (7/5/10): Wild was sentenced to six months in prison. The victim company was identified as Maryland Heights-based Fred Weber Inc. where she had been employed as an administrative assistant/secretary.

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