Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Florida Woman Charged With Embezzling $1.4 Million

Mary Rebecca Thorn, 47, of Lakeland, Florida, has been charged with embezzling some $1.4 million from Tri-Venture Marketing, Inc. a local whole food brokerage company where she had been employed as company controller. Specifically, Thorn has been charged with one count of organized scheme to defraud, seven counts of grand theft of more than $100,000, one count of grand theft of more than $20,000, one count of making false statements to a financial institution and eight counts of money laundering. Authorities believe Thorn's scheme spanned a 7 year period, commencing in February 2003 until this past February.

Read the story here and here.

Read Thorn's arrest affidavit here.

Update (12/15/11): Thorn, now 48, pleaded guilty to grand theft and three counts of money laundering for stealing nearly $1.4 million from Tri-Venture Marketing, a food brokerage company.  She has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $5.3 million in damages.

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