Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Arizona Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $116K From Veterinary Clinic

Tomi Ann Kennedy, 42, of Payson, Arizona, was sentenced to one year in prison for embezzling $116,000 from the Star Valley Veterinary Clinic where she had been employed as an office manager.   According to authorities, over a 9 year period, beginning in November 2002, Kennedy took cash receipts and cashed checks for her own benefit.  She was also ordered to pay full restitution and will have 5 years of probation following her prison term.  Kennedy reportedly embezzled the money to pay for an online shopping addiction.  Meanwhile, the clinic was forced to lay off two employees, cut pay and benefits and its owner has had to borrow money to keep the business afloat.

Read the story here.

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