Woman tasked with looking into embezzlement sentenced for embezzling

From The Daily News Miner, “A Beaver 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.

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.

In December 2016, Adams pleaded guilty to one amended count of second-degree theft and agreed she inappropriately took approximately $15,000. It was agreed the sentence would be determined by the court, and a sentencing recommendation was prepared by a probation officer.  “

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