Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Washington State Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Embezzling More Than $500K From Trade Magazine

Patricia L. Long, 59, of Vancouver, Washington, has pleaded not guilty to charges she embezzled more than $500,000 from BuilderNews Magazine where she had been employed as a bookkeeper.  According to authorities, over a period of 5 years, Long siphoned funds from the company.  She has been charged with ten counts of first-degree identity theft and one count of second-degree theft.  Prosecutors alleged that Long embezzled from a prior employer and has a gambling problem.  However, she reportedly has no prior criminal record.  Meanwhile, the magazine had to go out of business after 15 years. 

Read the story here and here.

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