When an employee is required to make purchases for an employer, he or she might automatically be under suspicion should it be suspected that money has gone missing. However, there are often multiple people who have access to a business’s or organization’s accounts, potentially making it difficult to definitively prove where missing money actually went. Despite this, a women who worked as a house director of a Wisconsin sorority is now accused of embezzlement.
The woman reportedly started working for the Delta Delta Delta sorority in 2008. As part of her responsibilities, she was required to plan meals, order food and oversee and manage the property. To meet some of these responsibilities, she was apparently required to make purchases using a Sam’s Club credit card.
However, reports indicate that the woman failed to return to her job after winter break in Jan. 2016. Officers at the sorority then reportedly discovered statements from Sam’s Club that allegedly did not match the ones the woman had previously showed them, prompting them so suspect that she had provided fraudulent invoices. They reportedly hired an accounting firm to go through the purchases; the firm allegedly discovered over $225,000 in unauthorized purchases, including purchases of gift cards, tires and televisions.
The woman suspected of embezzlement now faces multiple charges, including theft greater than $10,000 and fraudulent writings. Cases involving such accusations are often complicated, and many involve extenuating circumstances. Because the woman may not feel prepared to respond to the accusations she faces, she may choose to seek guidance from an attorney with experience with such cases in Wisconsin.