A secretary who was employed by a family-owned agricultural business in Missouri embezzled $1.2 million by writing at least 44 checks to herself, according to federal authorities.
Her theft made it appear as though the company’s profits were falling, leading the family to sell the business in Ralls County “for a reduced amount,” according to a Jan. 24 news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri.
“Had the company books reflected their true profits, the family would have either kept the business to support the next generation or been able to sell it for more money,” authorities said.
Stephanie D. Carper, who now lives in Alabama, pleaded guilty to a felony bank fraud charge in October, admitting that she stole the money from September 2013 to September 2019, McClatchy News reported.
Now the 51-year-old woman has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, officials said.
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