Friday, April 1, 2011

Missouri Woman Indicted For Allegedly Embezzling $170K

Tammeria L. Patrick, 48, of Florissant, Missouri, has been indicted on federal charges she embezzled as much as $170,000 from Urban Investigation Security where she had been employed as the payroll and accounts receivables manager. According to authorities, Patrick paid herself extra salary by manipulating the payroll, took health insurance premiums from other employees and opened a business credit card account which she used for her own benefit. Her scheme spanned about a year and a half, from January 2008 until July 2009. Patrick faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the one count of wire fraud, plus fines and restitution.

Read the story here and here. Read the DOJ announcement here.

Update (10/26/11): Patrick has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $161,000 in restitution.  She plead guilty this past June to one felony count of wire fraud.  According to reports, Patrick wrote more than $157,000 in company checks to herself, plus directed several thousand dollars in insurance premiums to herself.

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