By Rachel Morgan, Marketing –
Sandra M Urich, age 54, was found guilty of stealing more than 770,000 from her employer. She was sentenced to 27 months in prison for her actions and charged a $771,927.04 restitution fee. Following her 27 months in prison she will face two years of supervised release.
Urich worked for a company that manufactured and distributed products within the United States. During her time as an employee of almost 20 years, she was in charge of order processing and payments.
Urich began stealing from the company after having worked there for a number of years. When customers made credit card payments, Urich rerouted them into her own account. She was careful to cover her tracks by erasing any evidence that customers had made these orders. Additionally, she only stole small amounts at a time to avoid suspicion. By the time she finished working there, it was discovered that she had stolen from the company almost 1,000 times.
“Businesses must be able to trust their employees,” said United States Attorney Josh K. Minkler. “This case should serve as a reminder that those who steal from their employer by exploiting that trust, must be, and will be, held accountable.”
Unfortunately, many employees steal from their employers. Urich is one of millions of entitled individuals who try and cheat the system of the companies they work for. These selfish acts are unfortunate, but luckily there are measures that can be taken to increase the security of company funds.
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