Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nebraska Woman Gets Probation After Embezzling $136K

Ariel Rivera, 28, of Lincoln, Nebraska has been sentenced to five years probation for embezzling $136,000 from Christensen Audiology & Hearing Aid Center where she had been employed as office manager and chief financial officer. Rivera is reportedly the daughter of Roy Christensen, the owner of the business. Rivera, who pleaded guilty to the charge of theft by deception, apparently wrote and forged unauthorized checks to herself from company accounts. Rivera was arrested last May. Her scheme spanned a two year period, from March 2008 to March 2010. Rivera has also been sued in civil court by the company to recover the monies she stole, which came to a grand total of totaled $136,797.67, which she has been ordered to repay. Read the story here, here and here.

Pretty light sentence, IMHO ...

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