Monday, June 3, 2013
Montana Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $318K From Employer
From the Associated Press on 5/30/13:
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 36-year-old Belgrade woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling $318,000 from her employer over a period of four years.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Athaliah Venus Allison pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity in U.S. District Court in Missoula.
Prosecutors say Allison worked as a bookkeeper for Big Sky Asphalt in Bozeman from the summer of 2008 until September 2012, when she confessed to using the company credit card.
An audit found nearly $250,000 in unauthorized purchases. Prosecutors say she also forged unauthorized checks and overpaid herself for the hours she worked, for a total loss of at least another $68,000.