Friday, February 19, 2010
Update: Former Oregon Bookkeeper Sentenced In $1.5 Million Embezzlement Case
Victoria Marie Monfore, 48, of Springfield, Oregon, was sentenced yesterday to 23 1/2 years in prison for embezzling some $1.5 million from IP/Koke Printing where she had been employed for 16 years as an accounts payable clerk. Monfore's embezzlement scheme reportedly lasted from August 2003 until June 2009 whereby she forged company checks and made them payable to herself. Her thefts reportedly caused the business to closed down, resulting in the loss of 74 jobs. She blamed her actions on a gambling addiction. She was originally charged with 58 felony counts of aggravated first-degree theft, 18 counts of aggravated identity theft and a 12 counts of first-degree theft.