Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty To $393K Embezzlement Scheme

From The Gadsden Times on 11/4/2014:

A former charter bus and tour company worker has pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company.

AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/1pi2KZA) 43-year-old Jerry Sulzby pleaded guilty Friday to stealing more than $393,300 from the company during a roughly 18 month period.

Sulzby, who worked as a bookkeeper for the Sumiton-based company, was charged with bank fraud. Investigators say Sulzby wrote checks for more than the amount necessary for petty cash or employee payments, cashed them and kept the money. Authorities say Sulzby also printed out extra payroll checks for himself, deleted them from company records and occasionally forged the endorsements.

Sulzby has been ordered to pay restitution and he's scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 13. Sulzby's attorney Michael Whisonant Jr. says he's genuinely sorry for his mistakes.

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