Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2 Former Virginia Farmworkers Charged With Embezzling $200K

Michael J. Nemeyer of Free Union, Virginia and Joanne Thompson of Palmyra, Virginia, were arrested and charged yesterday with embezzling more than $200,000 from Georgetown Farm, also in Free Union, where they had been employed. Georgetown Farm is owned by Edgar Bronfman, Sr., the son of the founder of the Seagram liquor empire. Details have not yet been released concerning the nature of the thefts, although it is alleged to have occurred over a more than three year period, from January 2007 to April 2010.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (12/7/10): Nemeyer and Thompson were indicted by an Albemarle County grand jury on charges they embezzled at least $200,000 from Georgetown Farm where they had been employed. Nemeyer was indicted on 17 counts of embezzlement spanning from 2005 until 2010 and Thompson was indicted on 5 counts of embezzlement from 2009 to 2010.

Update (10/28/11): Nemeyer was found NOT GUILTY by a jury on the alleged embezzlement charges filed against him.

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