Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wisconsin Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $421K To Pay For Internet Scam She Fell Prey To

From the Wausau Daily Herald on 1/10/14:

A Merrill woman who stole $421,800 from her employer while she herself was being scammed in an internet scheme was sentenced in federal court Friday to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay back the stolen money.

Lonely and vulnerable after her husband died of brain cancer in 2011, Amy J. Rajek, 37, turned to an internet dating website and began sending money to a con artist posing as a U.S. serviceman deployed in Afghanistan.

Rajek thought she was sending the man money to cover custom fees on packages he was sending home that would purportedly contain gold. The scheme only drained her funds, according to her attorney, Keith Ellison of Wausau.

Rajek, an accountant at G3 Industries in Mosinee, then began embezzling from the firm by forging company checks and using wire transfers to deposit funds in her bank account.


Read the whole story here.

1 comment:

DUI Attorney Tampa said...

One year imprisonment is too much for a woman. This proved that law and order is not discriminated and equally applied for both the genders.