Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $400K From Missouri-Based Construction Company

Tammie Lynn Cowell, 37, of Overland Park, Kansas, pleaded guilty today to bank fraud charges admitting she embezzled nearly $400,000 from Obermiller Construction of Harrisonville, Missouri, where she had been employed as an accounting manager. According to authorities, Cowell forged company checks and made improper debit card charges for her own benefit over a period of five years, from 2004 until 2009. She was also accused of failing to deduct health insurance premiums from payroll checks and failing to pay taxes owed by the company - monies she diverted for her own benefit. Cowell faces up to 30 years in prison.

Read the story here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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