Sunday, November 13, 2011

Oregon Woman Charged With Embezzling $148K

Jane Lynn Sanders, 45, of Sandy, Oregon, has been charged with embezzling about $148,000 from the Eclectic Institute, a local producer of organic herbal supplements where she had been employed as an accountant.  Specifically, Sanders has been charged with 8 counts of first-degree aggravated theft, 10 counts of first-degree theft and 3 counts of falsifying business records.  According to authorities, over a period of about 2 years, from October 2008 through August 2010, Sanders siphoned funds from Eclectic and its two sister companies, Earth's Botanical Harvest and Eclectic Medical Publications.  Authorities alleged that Sanders paid company vendors with personal credit cards, then over-reimbursed herself by writing business checks to herself that were deposited into her personal bank account.  She is suspected of embezzling additional funds dating back to July 2006.  However, the statute of limitations ran out on the earlier thefts.

Read the story herehere and here.

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