Friday, August 27, 2010

Montana Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $133K From Tax Preparation Firm H&R Block

Melissa Lynn Sever, 35, of Butte, Montana, pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled $133,000 from a local H&R Block office where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. Authorities alleged that Sever made unauthorized payments to herself, reported hours that she did not work, wrote herself unauthorized checks from the company bank account and pocketed cash payments made to the company before making bank deposits. She plead guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion charges, admitting that she had failed to pay income tax on the ill-gotten gains in her 2008 tax returns. Sever's scheme reportedly spanned about a year, from February 2008 until March 2009.

Read the story here, here and here.

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