Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pennsylvania Bookkeeper Charged With Embezzling $100K

Carol Leonhardt, 47, of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from Giles and Ransome Inc., a construction equipment company, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to authorities, Leonhardt wrote checks to herself from company accounts. She reportedly was having financial difficulties and was afraid of losing her home. Leonhardt has been charged with felony theft, forgery and access device fraud. According to media reports, Leonhardt told police investigators that "the more she took the easier it became."

Read the story here.


Anonymous said...

Its disgraceful what she's done. How come she isn't in jail yet?

Anonymous said...

Because the company lied and more than doubled the amount she took so they could benefit from the insurance company. They are the crooks as well and should be brought up on charges. Very poor management there.

Anonymous said...

No matter the amount it's STILL a felony & Leonhardt should do time. It's also a federal offense i believe with forging checks as it now involves the FDIC laws. Has any sentence been rendered as of yet?