Woman admits taking $1.5M from 2 Missouri businesses
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.5 million from two major Kansas City-area businesses.
Forty-four-year-old Patricia Webb, of Lee's Summit, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court to three counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.
She admitted to stealing the money from Black & Veatch and Garmin, where she worked in senior payroll jobs.
She admitted taking $1.2 million from Garmin and about $300,000 from Black & Veatch. She also stole about $7,400 from Tristar Benefit Administrators, which managed health care savings accounts for Garmin.
Prosecutors say an analysis of Webb's bank account showed she spent a large amount of money at casinos.