David Saks: Woman Gets 57 Mos in Jail for Embezzling Over $400,000 from Employer

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Woman Gets 57 Mos in Jail for Embezzling Over $400,000 from Employer

Hoboken Woman Sentenced to 57 Months in

Prison for Embezzling More Than $400,000 from

Employer

U.S. Attorney’s Office July 17, 2014
  • Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4422

WAYCROSS, GA—Angela Diane Griffis, 46, of Hoboken, Georgia, was sentenced last week to 57 months in prison by United States District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood after earlier pleading guilty to embezzling over $400,000 from her employer.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea and sentencing hearings, Griffis was employed as the office manager of a pediatric medical practice group in Waycross, Georgia. Over the course of nearly six years, Griffis schemed to embezzle from her employer by preparing fraudulent checks and electronic transfers for her own benefit. To cover up the scheme, Griffis made fraudulent entries in her employer’s accounting records to make it appear as if the fraudulent expenses were legitimate when, in fact, they were not. The stolen money was used to finance Griffis’s lavish lifestyle, including paying for numerous vacations, shopping sprees, and other personal expenses. As part of the sentence, Griffis was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $406,545.26 to the victims.

United States Attorney Edward Tarver stated, “Protecting our community from financial fraud and economic crimes, whether occurring in the public or private sector, is a top priority for this Office. Griffis’s embezzlement scheme inflicted upon her employer and the community an unnecessary harm well beyond the direct financial impact. This United States Attorney’s Office and its law enforcement partners will continue to vigorously investigate and prosecute financial crimes.”

The case was jointly investigated by the FBI and the Waycross Police Department, Criminal Investigations Section. Assistant United States Attorney T. Shane Mayes prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States. For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsDavid Saks • July 18 2014 10:03AM

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I don't know.  57 months for $400,000.  That's just under a $100,000 per year.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 5 years ago

Well I hope she can pay the $400K+, but I really doubt it.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi David,

What a burden this person is going to have once they get released from doing time. 

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) over 5 years ago

On a license plate manufacturing salary it'll be tough to pay back, Gabe.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 5 years ago

It does seem rather doubtful, Rebecca, but who knows, she might win the lottery before she begins serving her prison sentence.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 5 years ago

So right, Adrian.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 5 years ago

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