Thursday, April 22, 2010

Texas Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.1+ Million

Gina Anzaldua Holley, 39, of Corpus Christi, Texas, plead guilty yesterday to one count of tax evasion in connection with her alleged embezzlement of $1,132,273 from an unnamed local medical group where she had been employed as an office manager. Holley is alleged to have made unauthorized ATM withdrawals, issued company checks to herself, issued company checks to pay her credit cards and other expenses and made unauthorized transfers to her checking account. Holley's misappropriations reportedly spanned a three year period between between 2003 and 2006. She owes back taxes in the amount of $297,855. According to the authorities, Holley used the embezzled funds to purchase vehicles, a house, cosmetic surgery and to fund frequent trips to Las Vegas, Nev., New York and Puerto Rico. She is scheduled to be sentenced on July 29 and faces five years in prison, plus restitution, fines and back taxes.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

Update (7/29/10): Holley was sentenced to 24 months in prison.

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