C.O.D. embezzler pleads guilty to 2 felonies; may get probation
A Carson City woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from her former employer pleaded guilty Tuesday in Douglas District Court to two felony counts of embezzlement.
In a guilty plea agreement, Julie Lynn Theall, 40, admitted she took a total of $102,300 of the C.O.D. Garage and Motor Co.’s revenues during two periods documented by investigators – August 1994 through December 1995 and January 1996 through the first week of February 1997.
Theall, an accounts receivable clerk who answered to the office manager as well as to business owner Don Hellwinkel, was accused of skimming revenue and falsifying bank deposit slips.
Prosecutors said in exchange for Theall’s guilty plea to the felony charges and her agreement to repay the money at a rate of at least $250 per month, they will recommend she be given probation.
The maximum sentence Theall faces at her Dec. 15 sentencing is 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each charge as well as an order that she repay the the money she stole.
Judge David R. Gamble said if he, indeed, chooses to suspend Theall’s sentence and place her on probation, he will order a civil judgment against her for any restitution that remains to be paid at the end of her probation.
Theall is free on her own recognizance until she is sentenced.
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