A 47-year-old Kilgore, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for using the mail to embezzle funds from her employer in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Deborah Ogden Williams pleaded guilty on Apr. 12, 2010, to mail fraud and was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis. Williams was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $626,717.99.
According to the information presented in court, Williams began working as a bookkeeper for K-K Mobbs Construction in 1994. During this time, Williams devised a scheme to defraud her employer and steal $626,717.99 from the company by writing checks on a company account to pay off her personal student loan, purchase gift cards, make payments on unauthorised credit cards, and pay off other personal debts.
This case was investigated by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.
From U.S. Attorney's Office