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.