Monday, December 6, 2010
Former New Jersey Bookkeeper Sentenced For $545K Embezzlement Scheme
Karen Marie Sosa, 44, of Belleville, New Jersey and formerly of Nutley, New Jersey, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for embezzling some $545,000 from Lynnes Nissan where she had been employed as an accounts payable clerk. According to prosecutors, Sosa was keeping for herself receipts intended for the parts and services department of the dealership instead of depositing them into company accounts. The thefts reportedly occurred between 2007 and 2008. Sosa was originally charged with the thefts in September 2009 after an audit revealed the scheme.