Monday, March 21, 2011

Judges Association Former Bookkeeper In Washington State Suspected In $400K Embezzlement

An unnamed female former bookkeeper for the Washington State Superior Court Judges' Association is suspected of embezzling as much as $400,000 from the non-profit group. According to media reports, the bookkeeper was fired last April after an internal investigation revealed the misappropriation. The thefts allegedly spanned "several years." The matter has been turned over to law enforcement officials for further investigation and possible prosecution. Specific details about the case have yet to be released.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (9/16/11): The unnamed female former bookkeeper accused of embezzling nearly $452,000 from the Washington State Superior Court Judges' Association has been identified as Barbara Jo Ericsson, 56, aka, Barbara Jo Fulton.  She has been sentenced to 24 months in prison.  Ericsson wrote and forged at least 136 checks to herself or her own benefit over the course of seven years, according to authorities.

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