Monday, December 12, 2011

Virginia Woman Charged With Embezzling More Than $1.2 Million From West Virginia Casino & Racetrack

Anita Ambler, aka Anita Webb, 48, of Reva, Virginia, has been charged with embezzling more than $1.2 million from West Virginia's Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort where she had been employed as a bookkeeper.  According to authorities, over a period of 5 years, from 2005 to 2010, Ambler siphoned funds from the resort by removing cash from the horsemen's account "for her own benefit and use." Ambler also forged checks, made false deposits, and fraudulently issued checks in the names of family members and a business she owned called "Forgotten Farms."  Specifically, Ambler has been charged with 21 counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud and six counts of using criminal proceeds for a transaction.

Read the story here and here.

Update (4/29/13): Ambler, now 49, was found guilty by a federal jury of 11 counts of mail fraud, 10 counts of wire fraud and four counts of transacting in criminal proceeds.

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