Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Charges Dropped Against Wisconsin Woman Accused Of Embezzling $300K

Debra Gear, 47, of Appleton, Wisconsin, who was accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has had the charges dropped after agreeing to make full restitution.  Gear allegedly misappropriated the funds over a period of nearly 2 years, from July 2009 and May 2011.  Authorities alleged that Gear added false claims to customers' accounts, and then had a relative transfer the money to her own bank account.  Gear claimed she began stealing to pay her bills after she developed a gambling habit.

Read the story here.

Hat tip: FraudTalk reader, Joe.

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