Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Former Accountant In California Sentenced For Embezzling $1.4 Million

Kathy Stamps, 39, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison for embezzling $1.4 million from the US Department of Agriculture.  According to authorities, Stamps, who worked as an accountant in the Angeles National Forest office in Arcadia, California, manipulated internal records to receive six tax refund checks over a period of 2 1/2 years, from early 2002 until October 2004, totalling $1,421,390.39.  She reportedly used the ill-gotten gains to pay for personal luxury items and expenses, including her mortgage and plastic surgery.  Stamps, who was originally charged in 2008, was also ordered to pay restitution.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement of her indictment here.

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