Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Trial Begins In $1.7 Million Embezzlement Case In Ohio

From the Dayton Daily News on 1/14/14:

Trial began Tuesday for a Moorefield Twp. woman accused of embezzlement involving more than $1.7 million stolen from her Springfield employer over a decade.

Lisa Blevins, 55, of Tacoma Street, is charged with two counts of felony theft and 10 counts of forgery.

Defense attorney Wolodymyr Strileckyj asked for a bench trial, meaning that Visiting Judge William McCracken and not a jury will hear testimony, consider the evidence and render a verdict.

During opening statements, Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Bill Merrell said the state's investigation indicated Blevins stole $1,768,287.93 from her employer, Kreider Corporation, by forging 1,059 checks. She would manually enter the checks into the company's system to match a legitimate business. However, the amounts were not paid to those companies but to herself or one of her accounts.


Read the story here.

Update (2/21/14): Blevins was found guilty of 2 felony theft and 10 forgery charges.  She is scheduled to be sentenced on 3/17/14.  Read the updated story here.

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