Friday, March 4, 2011

Montana Woman Charged With Embezzling More Than $300K From University

Christine Rose Bitterman, 49, of Sheridan, Montana, has been charged with embezzling at least $304,000 from the University of Montana, where she had been employed in the University's Montana Residence Life department. According to authorities, Bitterman pocketed cash payments made by students for rent rather than depositing them into University coffers. The thefts occurred over a period of about 7 years from 2003 through July 2010, according to prosecutors. Bitterman has been charged on 5 felony counts of embezzlement.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (10/14/11): Bitterman was sentenced to 5 years in prison and order to pay restitution of $334,958, plus a 10 percent administrative fee. 

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