Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Washington State Man Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $165K

Ricky L. Bryant, 53, of Wenatchee, Washington, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for embezzling more than $165,000 from Blind Renaissance Design in East Wenatchee, Washington, where he had been employed as a part-time bookkeeper.  According to authorities, over the course of about 7 years, from 2004 until the spring of 2011, Bryant wrote checks to himself from company accounts and altered the books in an effort to cover up his thefts.  Bryant, who was originally charged with first degree theft last April and plead guilty in October, faces up to 10 years in prison.  The company reportedly sued Bryant in civil court to recoup the losses, but he filed for bankruptcy over the summer.

Read the story here and here.

Hat tip: FraudTalk reader Joe.

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