Friday, August 27, 2010

Former Washington State Billing Clerk Sentenced For Embezzling $263K From Shipping Concern

Virginia Lee Uy Stanton, 47, of Graham, Washington, was sentenced to 17 months in prison for embezzling $263,599 from Maersk Inc., where she had been employed as a billing clerk. According to authorities, Stanton stole the money to feed her gambling and methamphetamine addictions. Prosecutors alleged that Stanton submitted 116 fraudulent check requests over a three year period, from 2006 until June 2009 when she was fired. Her co-workers suffered loss of bonuses and pay raises as a result, according to reports.

Read the story here and here.

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