Chillicothe couple sentenced in nearly $4 million fraud

2 years 11 months 3 days ago Monday, September 15 2014 Sep 15, 2014 Monday, September 15, 2014 12:46:00 PM CDT September 15, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A northern Missouri couple was sentenced to federal prison after the woman was accused of embezzling nearly $4 million from a company where she worked and she and her husband filed false income tax returns.

Federal prosecutors said 61-year-old Donna Preszler was sentenced Monday to five years and 10 months in prison without parole. Her husband, 64-year-old Terrance Preszler, was sentenced to three years without parole.

The couple, formerly from Chillicothe, also was ordered to pay more than $4 million in restitution to Burdg, Dunham & Associates Construction Corp. and $1.2 million to the Internal Revenue Service. They also must forfeit a nearly $4 million money judgment, vehicles, several trust accounts and two residential lots.

Donna Preszler was an accounts manager at the construction firm in Hamilton.

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