Sunday, April 25, 2010
Idaho Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $270K
Mava J. Terhaar, 52, of Mountain Home, Idaho, pleaded guilty Friday to charges she embezzled some $270,000 in public funds from the Elmore County Department of Motor Vehicles where she had been employed. Specifically, Terhaar plead guilty to one count of embezzling public funds. According to authorities, Terhaar, who had been employed by the agency since October 1987, embezzled funds over at least a 9 year period, ending with her arrest in July 2009. With her guilty plea, Terhaar admitted that she took cash receipts for state license plates or tags, then voided out the listed payments, pocketing the money. She faces up to 14 years in prison, plus fines and restitution upon sentencing, scheduled for June 10th.
Update (7/19/10): Terhaar was sentenced to 14 years in prison.