Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Former Bookkeeper Of Tennessee Sportsmen's Club Sentenced For Embezzling $541K

From the Commercial Appeal on 2/26/2015:

A former bookkeeper for the Menasha Hunting and Fishing Club was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a single count of wire fraud, according to U.S. Atty. Edward Stanton’s office.


The prosecutor's announcement of a guilty plea in the case on 11/25/2011 reads as follows:

Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced today that Hazel Cathy Wadley, 58, of Memphis, Tennessee, entered a guilty plea yesterday to defrauding the Menasha Hunting and Fishing Club of approximately $541,500.

According to facts revealed in the criminal information and recited during the plea, Wadley was employed at Jim Keras Nissan, and also performed bookkeeping duties for the Menasha Hunting and Fishing Club. The information alleges that between October 2007, and August 2013, Wadley stole funds from Menasha by using funds in Menasha's bank account at Suntrust Bank to make online payments of her personal debts and expenses.

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