Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tennessee Couple Sentenced For Embezzling $1.3 Million

Johnny Haney, 43, and Jennifer Haney, aka Jennifer Stopper, 40, husband and wife, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, were each sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling some $1.3 million from Permobil of America, a Lebanon, Tennessee-based mobile wheelchair manufacturer, where Jennifer Haney had been employed as an accounts payable clerk. According to prosecutors, the Haney's made numerous unauthorized purchases with a company credit card for personal use. They had reportedly plead guilty last December to charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Jennifer Haney had been employed by Permobil for nearly 13 years until December 2007, when she was fired after the defalcations were identified. Johnny Haney reportedly used the company American Express card of one of Permobil's executive's, Charles Combs, for nearly 3 and a half years, from July 2004 until November 2007. They were charged with 9 counts of fraud in March 2009. They were also ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution.

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