Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Texas Woman Found Guilty To Embezzling $156K From Machine Shop

From the News-Journal on 2/24/2015:

A former machine shop employee was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday for embezzling more than $150,000 over several years.

Tanya Marie Warrell McMillian, 43, of Whitehouse was found guilty of second-degree theft, but the prosecution was able to enhance her punishment to first-degree theft because of three prior felony convictions. McMillian also was assessed a $10,000 fine.

Rusk County District Attorney Micheal Jimerson said that “over the course of several years,” McMillian stole approximately $156,000 from her employer by altering the books or forging signatures.

“When the owners of the business confronted her about some of these discrepancies she admitted, on audio recording, that she did not know why she did it,” he said.

McMillian was arrested May 11 by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers.

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