Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yet Another Virginia Beach Area Major Embezzlement Case: Bookkeeper Charged With Embezzling $567K From Law Firm

Diana Lynn Farmer-Forston, 54, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been charged with embezzling $567,000 from the law firm Bennett and Zydron where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to authorities, Farmer-Forston's scheme spanned a 4 year period ending late this past February. Farmer-Forston is accused of forging at least 210 checks from the law firm and depositing them into her own accounts. Media reports suggest she used the ill-gotten gains to support a lavish lifestyle, purchasing numerous luxury goods, a BMW and to fund an investment account at Merrill Lynch.

Read the story here and here.

There seems to be something in the water casuing an epidemic of embezzlement cases in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area in recent years. By our count, there have been at least 12 major embezzlements in the area in the past couple of years.

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