Thursday, September 23, 2010

Missouri Woman Indicted On Charges She Embezzled $250+K

Diana Kay Erickson, 45, of Aurora, Missouri, was indicted on charges she embezzled a total of $252,848 from two companies she had been employed at as a bookkeeper. The 16 count indictment charges Erickson with counterfeiting checks and mail fraud. It alleges that between September 7, 2006, and April 2, 2008, Erickson embezzled $219,606 from Superior Lifts, Inc. and between March 14, 2006, and December 18, 2006, she embezzled $34,242 from Goolsby Rental Properties, a related company. According to the indictment which was unsealed today, Erickson forged checks issued to herself which she deposited into her own accounts. She is also alleged to have deposited customer rent checks into her own accounts.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (7/7/11): Erickson pleaded guilty yesterday and faces up to 23 years in prison.

Update (11/21/11): Erickson, now 46, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison. 

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