Monday, April 12, 2010

Former Bookkeeper For Missouri Veteran's Commission Alleged To Have Embezzled $107K From Agency

Stacy Griffin-Lowery, 32, of Holt’s Summit, Missouri, is believed to have misappropriated some $107,000 from the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. Griffin-Lowery pleaded guilty in June 2008 to a misdemeanor charge for misappropriating $17,665 in unauthorized company credit card charges for personal expenses. Unfortunately, the plea agreement was broad enough to include any other thefts from MVC during that time. At the time of the plea agreement, the state audit was not complete. Ironically, Griffin-Lowery worked with the Missouri State Auditor's Office for six years prior to working for the MVC.

Read the story here and here.

Update: Griffin-Lowery reportedly paid back the monies she embezzled. She was sentenced to pay the restitution, plus 200 hours of community service and 5 years probation.

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