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Accountant Steals Two Million Dollars from Abused Children

Angelia Brown, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was convicted of wire fraud and filing a false tax return after embezzling more than two million dollars from her employer, a  nonprofit that works with abused children.

From 2012 through June 2020 Brown, a staff accountant for the organization, forged company checks and deposited them into her personal bank account. She hid her actions by altering the checks after she had deposited them. Brown forged 885 checks, causing a loss to her employer of $2,064,464.99.

Brown failed to report the embezzled funds as income on her tax returns for tax years 2012 to 2019, resulting in a tax loss to the IRS of $552,224. She was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $2,616,688.99 to her former employer and the IRS.

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