Thursday, September 16, 2010
Guilty Pleas Entered By Phyllis and Marla Stevens In $6 Million Aviva Embezzlement Case
William Kutmus, the attorney for Phyllis Stevens, 59, confirmed to media outlets that Stevens and her partner, Marla Stevens, will enter guilty pleas next Thursday in the case in which she has been indicted on 20 felony counts including wire fraud and money laundering for misappropriating nearly $6 million from Aviva USA where she had been employed as a compensation specialist. The charges stem from allegations that Stevens executed more than 200 transactions over a four year period transferring fraudulent agent commissions to an account controlled by both Phillis and Marla Stevens.
Read the story here.
Update (1/21/11): Phyllis Stevens was sentenced to 6 years in prison for orchestrating the embezzlement of more than $6 million from Aviva USA where she had been employed as a compensation specialist. Her domestic partner, Marla Stevens, was sentenced to nearly 3 1/2 years in prison for her role in the scam, which is now believed to have spanned six years.