April Mooney, a bookkeeper for concrete construction company J.F. Ellis, was recently sentenced to five years in prison for stealing $240,000 from her employer over a four-year period. Mooney used the stoled money to pay for such things as vacations and shopping.
She began working at the company in 2010 where she was in charge of bank accounts and office administration. However, Mooney was fired in January 2014 after another employee noticed suspicious charges on the company's credit card, leading to an internal investigation.
This is how Mooney carried out her crimes:
Legitimate checks submitted to the business also were rewritten and made payable to Mooney herself, according to the Attorney General's Office. Mooney deposited the rewritten checks in a back account she opened for herself using the business name Whitecap Confections. The name was similar to a a legitimate company J.F. Ellis Corp. worked with called Whitecap Construction Supply.