Monday, August 9, 2010

Former Michigan Bookkeeper Charged With Embezzling More Than $1 Million

Pamela Rene Heavner, 53, of Fenton, Michigan has been charged with embezzling more than $1 million from WPM Construction, where she had been employed as a payroll clerk. According to prosecutors, Heavner siphoned funds from the company over a five year period beginning 2005 through a sophisticated payroll scheme. Heavner was arraigned last week on a 39-count warrant, including 10 counts of embezzlement, 12 counts of uttering and publishing, 11 counts of larceny, 5 counts of fraudulent use of a computer and one count of conducting a criminal enterprise. Heavner had been employed by WPM for some 20 years.

Read the story here, here and here.
Update (9/27/10): Heavner pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to 7 felony counts, including four counts of embezzlement of at least $20,000, two counts of using a computer to commit fraudulent access and one count of uttering and publishing. She is due to be sentenced on October 4th.
Update (12/28/10): Heavner was sentenced to 23 months to 14 years in prison. She must also pay $610,200 in restitution.


Anonymous said...

Scumbag. She got what she deserved. Enjoy prison! This couldn't happen to a better company either, its such a shame. This company employs local people, and treats every employee so well. I hope one rotten apple doesn't ruin that.

Anonymous said...

WPM is just corrupt as this woman. She deserves what she gets. But this womans ethics are pretty much standard for WPM.