Thursday, October 21, 2010

Oklahoma Woman Charged In $750K Embezzlement Case

Deena Louise Carrier, 41, of Chelsea, Oklahoma, was arraigned yesterday on charges she embezzled $752,177.19 from Osborn Engineering, Inc., a Tulsa-based manufacturer of metal recycling machines, where she had been employed as its office manager. According to authorities, over a period of more than 8 1/2 years, from January 5, 2001 until October 6, 2009, Carrier issued numerous checks for her own benefit, mostly for values less than $5,000. Authorities believe Carrier used some of the ill-gotten gains to purchase vehicles, including horse trailers and other items. Independent research suggests that Carrier is the owner of some horses and mules.

Read the story here.

Update (12/3/10): Carrier pleaded guilty to possessing and uttering counterfeit and forged checks and filing false tax returns for tax years 2001 through 2009. In her plea agreement, Carrier has agreed to pay $752,177.19 in restitution to Osborn Engineering and $140,953.28 to the IRS in back taxes owed. She is due to be sentenced on March 2, 2011.

Update (3/2/11): Carrier was sentenced to 41 months in prison, plus make resittution of $752,177.19 to her former employer, Osborn Engineering and now $286,648 to the IRS for taxes owed on the ill-gotten gains.

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