Saturday, July 23, 2011

Northern California Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $250K; Is Sentenced To

Ken “Shorty” Ames, believed to be in his 50s, of Eureka, California, pleaded guilty this week to charges he embezzled $250,000 from Pierson's Building Center where he had been employed as head of the store’s charge center responsible for vendors.  According to authorities, Ames' scheme spanned a five year period from at least January 1, 2006 until January 1, 2011.  He was sentenced to 270 days, plus 90 days already served in an alcohol treatment facility.  According to reports, Ames was a 20 year employee of the store and the thefts may have gone on for much longer than the 5 year period prosecutors focused upon.  Ames was also the coach of the Humboldt Crabs baseball team.

Read the story herehere and here.

1 comment:

Cheryl Meril said...

The system is giving a slap on the hand to these crooks. There was a girl who was sentenced to 10 years for selling a dime worth of marijuana for her first offense.