Friday, September 17, 2010

Former Controller At South Carolina Clothing Company Pleads Guity In $600K Embezzlement Scheme

Amelia Ackerman, 55, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, pleaded guilty to a single felony wire fraud charge admitting she embezzled some $600,000 from Berle, Inc., a Charleston-based clothing manufacturer, where she had been employed as Controller. According to prosecutors, Ackerman diverted company payroll tax funds to her own accounts over at least a two year period, from 2006 through 2008. She was originally arrested in February 2009 and, unable to make the $150,000 bail, has been incarcerated at the Charleston County Detention Center since that time. Ackerman faces up to 20 years in prison, plus fines and restitution.

Read the story here, here and here.

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