Monday, July 26, 2010

Utah Woman Sentenced In $223K Embezzlement Case

Jara Jane Wimmer, 33, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced to only 10 days in jail followed by six years probation and ordered to serve 200 hours of community service for embezzling some $233,000 from the University of Utah where she had been employed as an accountant. Judge William Barrett also ordered Wimmer to pay $123,708 in restitution to the University. While the University internal audit report showed Wimmer stole about $223,000, the statute of limitations did not allow for the court to include about $100,000 in losses. Prosecutors alleged that Wimmer began stealing from the University's theater department in 2001 and continued until April 2009, by issuing checks to herself, her husband and third party personal vendors as well as making unauthorized credit card charges. The audit report revealed that Wimmer used the stolen funds for vacations to Mexico, jewelry and clothing. She pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges this past May. Wimmer and her husband, Jason Mark Koerbler, apparently attempted suicide in May 2009 at the Wendover Nugget Casino. She was not successful, but Koerbler was found dead which was ruled as a suicide.

Read the story here , here, here, here and here.

Interesting story, although I believe she got off lightly...

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