Law Practice Management

Former Office Manager Gets 33 Months in Club Fed for Stealing $1.1M from NJ Law Firm

A former office manager for an unidentified law firm in Lakewood, N.J., was sentenced today to 33 months in jail, reports the Brick, N.J., Patch.

Kathleen Baker, 54, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a federal wire fraud charge. She admittedly embezzled $1.1 million from the firm between 2003 and 2009, writing firm checks and depositing them into accounts she controlled, then used the money to pay off credit cards.

A restitution hearing is scheduled for early January, the Patch says.

Earlier coverage: “Former Office Manager Admits Stealing Over $1.1M From NJ Law Firm”

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