Friday, November 19, 2010

Washington State Bookkeeper Accused Of Embezzling $250K

Scott D. Brixey, 48, of East Wenatchee, Washington, has pleaded not guilty to charges he embezzled at least $250,000 from Bethlehem Construction, where he had been employed as a bookkeeper. Authorities allege Brixey opened three credit card accounts in his own name, but paid for them by issuing checks from the company. Brixey is charged with 13 counts of forgery and one count each of first-degree theft and first-degree identity theft. Brixey reportedly has a 1984 federal fraud conviction in Spokane, Washington and a 2003 conviction for theft from a prior employer, Dolco Packaging.

Read the story here and here.

Update (3/16/11): Brixey, now 49, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree identity theft and six counts of forgery.   He was sentenced to 45 months in prison.

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