Missouri accountant gets 30 months in prison for embezzling
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis company's former accountant has been ordered to spend two and a half years in federal prison for stealing $825,000 from his partners.
Fifty-year-old Joel Wishne of Chesterfield, Missouri, was sentenced Thursday in St. Louis on two wire-fraud charges to which he pleaded guilty in February.
Prosecutors say Wishne was a founder of SafeVision LLC and served as the accountant of that business, which provides optical and optometry services and sells eyewear.
Wishne admitted falsifying financial statements so that he could divert money to himself over a three-year period.
Wishne has been ordered to pay $782,500 in restitution.