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June 2009 - Ex-bookkeeper Sentenced to Three Years, $367,000 in Payback, Taxes

The former bookkeeper of a small Sacramento company was sentenced May 8, 2009, to three years in prison after she pleaded no contest to embezzlement, a District Attorney's office news release states.

Anne Asperger was ordered to pay $333,103.30 to her former employer in reimbursement and $33,926 to FTB for the taxes owed on the embezzled money.

Starting in 2001, Asperger issued herself 68 checks by forging the company president's signature, and then manipulated the bookkeeping system to hide the loss. Employees noticed the discrepancy in fall of 2006.