Tuesday, March 22, 2011

California Woman Accused Of Embezzling $784K Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion Charges

Beverly Jean Harville, 50, of Rio Vista, California, pleaded guilty today to five counts of felony tax evasion in connection with allegations she embezzled some $784,000 from an unnamed company for which she had been employed as a bookkeeper and payroll specialist for 21 years. According to authorities, Harville misappropriated the funds over a period of at least 4 years, from 2004 until 2008, in a variety of means, including transferring monies directly out of company accounts, converting employee vacation time into cash and writing checks to herself. In her plea agreement, Harville is expected to be sentenced to 30 months in state prison, plus make full restitution to the company and to the IRS, which claims she owes more than $250,000 in back taxes on the ill-gotten gains. Sentencing is scheduled for June 28, 2011.

Read the story here.

Update (6/30/11): Harville was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

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