Friday, January 16, 2015

Former County Treasurer In Montana Charged With Embezzling $200K

From KTVQ on 1/15/15:

Former Jefferson County Treasurer Patricia O'Neill has been charged with stealing $200,000 from the county.

The charge was filed in Jefferson County District Court this week.

Court documents state that over the period of six years O'Neill is accused of embezzling the funds from the county by "forcing balances" on the county books, receiving funds, recording them as income, and depositing the funds in her personal accounts.

She resigned from her post in April when she told the county clerk and recorder that she'd taken the money.

According to court documents, O'Neill told investigators that she planned to win the lottery and pay the county back.


Read the whole story here.

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