Woman tasked with looking into embezzlement sentenced for embezzling

From Daily News Minor, “A woman who discovered and reported the theft of $900,000 from the village Native corporation and was hired in the aftermath to clean up the resulting mess was recently sentenced to six months in prison and three years of probation for embezzling money from the corporation herself.

Bonnie R. Adams, 58, was charged with first- and second-degree theft, scheming to defraud and falsifying business records after Alaska State Troopers discovered she wrote at least $33,604 of checks to herself from the Beaver Kwit’chin Corp. account between November 2012 and March 2013.

In addition, investigators determined $6,942 in ATM withdrawals had been made and $1,400 in checks made payable to cash had been written during that time period.

Adams was not supposed to have direct access to the corporation’s bank accounts and was not authorized to write checks and make ATM withdrawals, according to court documents. “

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