Missouri Woman Indicted in Alleged Embezzlement Scheme

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago July 11, 2013 Jul 11, 2013 Thursday, July 11 2013 Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:31:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

CHILLICOTHE, MO. (AP) - A northwest Missouri woman is charged in an alleged embezzlement scheme that cost a construction company nearly $4 million.

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that 60-year-old Donna Preszler of Chillicothe faces a total of 20 counts of wire fraud and money laundering.

The indictment alleges Preszler embezzled $3.9 million from Burdg, Dunham & Associates Construction Corp. of Hamilton while working as payroll manager from June 2006 to June 2012.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports prosecutors allege she created payroll files that included unauthorized payments to her bank account and others. She also allegedly added false overtime hours to her weekly payroll.

If convicted, Preszler would have to forfeit her home in Chillicothe and three other homes, jewelry, 10 vehicles, three ATVs and several bank accounts and funeral trust accounts.

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