Friday, April 30, 2010

Virginia Bookkeeper Charged With Embezzling $300K From Orthopedic Practice

Mary Beth Redford, 43, of New Kent, Virginia, has been charged with 15 felony embezzlement counts for allegedly stealing some $300,000 from Advanced Orthopaedics where she had been employed as a bookkeeper / accountant. A trial is set for June 23rd. Authorities allege that Redford stole the funds over a four year period commencing in 2006 shortly after she was hired. Redford is alleged to have created fictitious payments to creditors and then cashed checks written to herself. We note that Redford has a prior history of embezzlement wherein she was sentenced to 10 months in prison in 2003 for embezzling $6,000 from the New Kent Youth Association and in 1999, she received a suspended sentence for stealing $7,000 from a dentist's office, according to reports. She also has a 1988 conviction for embezzlement.

Read the story here and here.
Update (9/21/10): Redford plead guilty yesterday to multiple felony counts for embezzling nearly $300,000 from Advanced Orthopaedics. Sentencing is scheduled for November 10. She is currently free on bond.
Update (11/12/10): Redford, now 44, was sentenced to six years in prison. This was her fourth embezzlement conviction, according to reports.

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