Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Illinois Woman Charged With Embezzling $143K From Municipality

Leslie E. Dona, 41, of Wood River, Illinois, has been charged with embezzling nearly $143,000 from the City of Wood River, where she had been employed as assistant finance director.    According to authorities, Dona wrote numerous unauthorized payroll checks to herself over a period of at least four years, beginning in 2007.  Dona had been a 17 year veteran employee of the municipality.

Read the story here and here.

Update (7/24/12): Dona, now 42, was sentenced to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of theft of between $10,000 to $100,000. 

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