Monday, June 3, 2013

Wisconsin Woman Sentenced For Embezzling Nearly $222K

From on 5/29/13:

At a May 29 hearing in Sawyer County Court, Town of Lenroot resident Charlene Murdock, 66, was sentenced to eight years of probation including six months in jail and was ordered to pay $221,951 restitution after being convicted of embezzlement from her former employer.
Earlier this year, Murdock pleaded no contest and was found guilty of five felony counts of theft of more than $10,000 in a business setting from her former employer, Bender Machine Works, and five felony counts of falsifying corporate records with intent to defraud as a corporate officer in 2006 and 2008.
Under the plea agreement between the district attorney’s office and defense, 10 other counts of felony theft over $10,000 in a business setting and 10 counts of fraudulent writings as a corporate officer from 2008-2011 were dismissed and read in for sentencing purposes.
Murdock had worked as a bookkeeper for Bender Machine Works for more than 40 years until she was terminated in September 2011. The town of Hayward company manufactures equipment for the dairy farm industry.

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