Recently, an Indiana bookkeeper was charged with a number of felonies after being accused of taking over $100,000 from her employer. The offenses she was charged with include:
- One Level 5 theft
- Five Level 6 forgeries
- Two Level 6 frauds
Attorney Hessler’s client plead to the Level 5 theft to cover all counts. As a result, she was sentenced to two years of home detention and two years of probation.
Another issue surrounding this case was that the client’s former employer was insured, and the insurance company wanted attorney Hessler‘s client to pay back $105,000 of the money she allegedly stole. During a restitution hearing on this issue, the insurance company was unable to provide enough information on what was actually lost. As a result, the client did not have to pay back the money the insurance company requested. She did, however, have to pay the $250 deductible her former employer had paid.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.