Scott County Woman Sentenced To Five Years Probation And Six Months Home Confinement for Stealing Over $40,000 From Employer
DAVENPORT, IA – On June 14, 2012, Karol Mae McCaughey, age 39, of Long Grove, Iowa, was sentenced to five years’probation including six months’ home confinement for forging securities of a private entity, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered McCaughey to pay $42,853.61 in restitution.
McCaughey began working for Aero Plumbing and Heating as an office manager in 1993. In late 2008 McCaughey began writing herself unauthorized checks from the company on which she forged her supervisor’s signature. McCaughey then added additional purchases in the company’s QuickBooks ledger to disguise the payments. McCaughey wrote herself approximately 60 unauthorized checks over two years totaling over $40,000.
The case was investigated by the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department and the United States Secret Service, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.