Monday, January 9, 2012

California Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling As Much As $241K

Stephanie Yost, 39, of Tulare, California, has pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled between $120,000 and $241,000 from Faulkner Trucking where she had been employed in what is believed to be a bookkeeping capacity.  According to authorities, over a period of at least one year, from April 2004 to April 2005, Yost prepared duplicate payroll checks for herself and two co-defendants, Vickie Ann Kyle and Dustie Denise Levine, former a secretary and billing clerk, respectively.  Specifically, Yost plead guilty to six counts of wire fraud as well as conspiracy to commit wire fraud. 

Read the story here and here.

Update (7/16/12): Yost was sentenced to 37 months in prison for conspiring to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud related to her embezzlement scheme.  Yost was also ordered to pay 243,841 in restitution to Faulkner Trucking.  Vickie Kyle and Dustie Levine were each sentenced to 36 months of probation and ordered to pay $37,940 in restitution.

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