Sunday, January 8, 2012

Illinois Woman Charged With Embezzling More Than $1 Million From Beverage Company

Linda Bessert, 48, of Winnebego, IL, has been charged with embezzling $1.05 million from Wirtz Beverage where she had been employed as an office manager.  According to authorities, over a six year period, from 2004 until October 2010, Bessert misappropriated cash receipts meant to be delivered by armored car to the bank for deposit.  Bessert has been charged with state felony charges including one count of theft, one count of theft of more than $1 million, and one felony count of theft of more than $500,000.

Read the story here and here.

Hat tip: FraudTalk reader Joe.

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