Woman admits embezzling $380K on job

1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, January 21 2017 Jan 21, 2017 Saturday, January 21, 2017 11:10:00 AM CST January 21, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwestern Missouri woman faces up to 23 years in federal prison after admitting in court that she embezzled more than $380,000 from her former employer.

Forty-seven-year-old Regina Allison of El Dorado Springs pleaded guilty Friday in Springfield to single counts of mail fraud and filing a false tax return. Allison waived her right to a grand jury.

Authorities said that after being hired in 2003 by Allison Tire Company Inc. and Allison Oil and Auto Supply, Allison prepared company checks to pay invoices.

Prosecutors said she was fired in November 2015 after supervisors discovered that she had forged checks from company accounts to pay fictitious businesses she had created for her personal benefit.

Authorities said the theft took place over four years until she was fired.

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