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Former Law Firm Bookkeeper Gets 21 Months for Embezzling $500K

Posted Jan 8, 2013 12:20 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A former bookkeeper for an unidentified law firm apparently located in southern New Jersey was sentenced Friday to 21 months in federal prison for admittedly embezzling $500,000 between 2004 and 2010.

Sharon Wetter, 53, had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in federal court in Trenton, the Asbury Park Press reports.

She reportedly wrote checks on law firm accounts to pay her own credit card bills and car loan, then altered the firm's electronic books and records to make it appear that the payments had gone to other entities, according to the newspaper.

Hat tip: Law 360 (sub. req.).

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