Springfield, MO -- An Aurora woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to embezzling more than a quarter-million dollars from her employer. Details follow in a news release from the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
AURORA WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD,
FALSE TAX RETURNS;
EMBEZZLED $253,848 FROM EMPLOYER
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that an Aurora, Mo., woman pleaded guilty in federal court today to mail fraud and to filing false tax returns, which were related to a scheme to embezzle $253,848 from her employer.
Diana Kay Erickson, 46, of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England.
By pleading guilty today, Erickson admitted that she embezzled $219,606 from Superior Lifts, Inc., between Sept. 7, 2006, and April 2, 2008, and that she embezzled $34,242 from Goolsby Rental Properties between March 14, 2006, and Dec. 18, 2006.