Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tennessee Woman Sentenced To 40 Months In Prison For Embezzling $428K From School & Non-Profits

From WDEF News 12  on 10/8/2014:

A former Alcoa City School District employee was sentenced to 40 months in prison for embezzlement and ordered to pay more than $428,000 in restitution to the district and two nonprofits.

According to the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of Tennessee and an audit by the state comptroller's office, Kathy Winters managed the school district's federal funds. Using fraudulent invoices, she diverted money into accounts for two nonprofits where she served as treasurer. She used the money to pay her mortgage; buy food, jewelry, clothing and iTunes songs; and invest in a local gym.

She also used the school district's credit cards for personal purchases and received reimbursement for 70 trips she did not take.

The Harriman resident pleaded guilty to embezzlement in June and was sentenced Tuesday.

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