embezzlement

Midwest Horse Fair ex-director pleads not guilty to theft, fraud

· August 24, 2018

A former director of the Midwest Horse Fair pleaded not guilty this week to 41 felony counts of fraud and 19 counts of theft. Rhonda Reese of Columbus, Wisconsin is accused of embezzling around $239,000 while she was employed there from 2007 to 2017. According to the criminal complaint filed in January, the 51-year-old is […]

Man charged with embezzlement involving NC cooperative

· July 25, 2018

A Whispering Pines, North Carolina, man has been charged with felony embezzlement and accused of taking money from farmers that thought they were joining a cooperative. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office first received a report of potential fraud involving the All-American Agriculture Association in March 2017. Upon investigation, authorities discovered Brian Thomsen, 45, had allegedly […]

Oklahoma Beef Council files lawsuit against former auditor

· December 12, 2017

Remember this story out of Oklahoma earlier this year when a former Oklahoma Beef Council accountant pled guilty to stealing more than $2.6 million from the non-profit organization over a seven-year period? Well now the Oklahoma Beef Council is seeking to recover those embezzled funds and is suing the auditor for not catching the accountant […]

Former Oklahoma Beef Council accountant pleads guilty

· June 1, 2017

A former Oklahoma Beef Council accountant pled guilty last week to stealing more than $2.6 million from the non-profit organization over a seven-year period. Melissa Day Morton, 45, was charged with two counts of bank fraud and false federal income tax return. According to legal documents, Morton forged 790 unauthorized checks, drawing money from business […]

OK Beef Council accountant indicted on $2.6M embezzlement

· May 11, 2017

In news reports today from the Sooner State, a former Oklahoma Beef Council accountant has been charged in federal court for allegedly stealing more than $2.6 million from the non-profit organization over a seven-year period. Melissa Day Morton, 45, was charged with two counts of bank fraud and false federal income tax return Wednesday in […]

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