Saturday, April 24, 2010
California Woman Accused Of Embezzling $140K
Beverly Joan Winter, 59, of Tustin, California, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges she embezzled $140,000 from Anaheim-based Five Star Water Truck Rental Inc., where she had been employed as an administrator handling company finances. Winter, who was arrested Thursday, is to be charged with charged with 34 felony counts each of forgery and falsifying records. Authorities allege that from June 29, 2005 through July 28, 2008, Winter forged more than 130 company checks and deposited them in her bank account. She faces up to almost 50 years in prison if found guilty on all counts.
Update (6/7/10): Winter pleaded guilty to 34 felony counts of forgery and 34 felony counts of falsifying records, admitting she embezzled $140,000 from Five Star Water Truck Rental Inc. She was sentenced to 1 year in prison plus must pay full restitution.