Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fomer Minnesota Dept. of Revenue Auditor Sentenced For $1.9 Million Embezzlement

Pamela Marie Dellis, age 59, of Lindstrom, Minnesota, has been sentenced to 60 months in prison for embezzling some $1.9 million from the State of Minnesota, where she had been employed as an auditor.  According to prosecutors, Dellis, over a period of about 5 1/2 years, from January 2005 through September 2010, conspired with others to siphon the funds from state coffers by creating fraudulent refunds for her own benefit.  Dellis, who was originally charged last January, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and one count of money laundering.  Two of Dellis' co-conspirators include Nancy T. Sondrall, age 55, of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and her niece, Laurie R. Sondrall, age 29, of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Nancy and Laurie Sondrall each pleaded guilty to conspiracy in March.  Laurie Sondrall was sentenced to 27 months in prison and Nancy Sondrall is scheduled to be sentenced on September 23, 2011.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

Hat tip: FraudTalk reader Joe.

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