Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Former Indiana Municipal Bookkeeper Charged With Embezzling $369K

Rebecka A. Fee, 56, of New Albany, Indiana, was charged with embezzling more than $369,000 from the Town of Brownstown, Indiana, where she had been employed as clerk-treasurer for nearly a decade. According to prosecutors, Fee, who was responsible for payroll, among other bookkeeping duties, allegedly over-paid herself on at least 121 separate occasions. Fee's scheme lasted nearly four years from January 2006 until October 2009. She faces up to 30 years in prison, plus a fine of up to $1 million and restitution.
Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.
Hat tip: Reader Joe
Update (11/18/10): Fee was sentenced to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay full restitution.

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