When people are entrusted with managing their employer’s cash flow in Georgia, they are often given access to financial accounts where they are trusted to monitor incoming and outgoing expenses. Many companies go to great lengths to verify that the people they hire that have access to sensitive information, are trustworthy and have integrity. However, there are undoubtedly times when people misuse their position to get financial gain.
An example of this is found in a recent story out of Jacksonville, Florida where a couple is accused of embezzling a jaw-dropping $4 million from the woman’s employer, Swisher International. The well-known cigar company had hired the woman to manage taxes when she allegedly began stealing money. Investigations revealed that the couple was living a lavish lifestyle supported by lucrative sums of money they embezzled from Swisher by creating false invoices to another company where her employer did not have any interactions. The theft took place over nearly a year and was verified using bank records that tracked the stolen money to the couple’s joint bank account. Purchases including expensive vehicles and a beachfront property were among the things the couple spent the money on.
If people have been convicted of embezzling money, they may want to hire an attorney to help them. With an experienced legal professional, people may have a better chance at being able to reduce their punishment for the crimes they have been accused of committing.
Source: jacksonville.com, “$4 million Swisher embezzlement scheme widens to tax manager’s husband,” Dan Scanlan, Dec. 14, 2018