Friday, April 2, 2010

Montana Bookkeeper Charged In $123K Embezzlement Case

Joanne Walsh, 44, of Butte, Montana, has been charged with embezzling more than $123,000 from Skill Built Truss, a local company where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to prosecutors, Walsh issued herself checks from company accounts over a three year period between 2006 and 2009, totalling $123,595. According to an affidavit filed with the court, Walsh admitted the thefts and claimed she did it to pay support a gambling habit and her disabled daughter. She has plead not guilty to the charges.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (9/16/10): Walsh reached a plea agreement with prosecutors whereby she pleaded guily to felony theft.

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