Thursday, June 16, 2011

Idaho Woman Sentenced In $1.3 Million Embezzlement Case

Connie A. Stills, 56, of Middleton, Idaho, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for embezzling $1.3 million from the Port of Hope Centers Inc., a non-profit drug and alcohol treatment concern where she had been employed as a bookkeeper.  According to prosecutors, Stills siphoned the funds over a period of four year, from 2004 until 2008, by writing checks from the non-profit's coffers to pay for her credit card bills and other personal expenses.  She plead guilty last September to felony counts of filing a false tax return and mail fraud.  Stills was also ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution.  Still's daughter, Bobbie A. George, 31, also of Middleton, plead guilty for her involvement in the theft of some $177,000 from the agency and was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $233,024 in restitution.  Stills had been an employee of the agency for nearly 20 years, since 1991.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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