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Former CFO of Emporia Company  
Charged With Embezzling $265,927



Oct. 29, 2013

TOPEKA, KAN. - The former chief financial officer for a manufacturing firm in Emporia has been charged in federal court with embezzling more than $265,000 from the company, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Sandra Moore, 57, Emporia, Kan., was charged in a criminal information filed today in U.S. District Court in Topeka with one count of embezzlement. The criminal information alleges the crime occurred beginning in 2008 while the defendant was CFO of Sauder Custom Fabrication, Inc., in Emporia, Kan. It is alleged Moore devised a variety of schemes to divert money from her employer’s accounts to her own including:

  • Making unauthorized transfers from the company’s disbursement account to her personal account at ESB Financial in Emporia.
  • Issuing unauthorized checks and depositing them into her personal account.
  • Issuing unauthorized to repay loans she obtained from her 401K account.

Using those methods, she is alleged to have embezzled a total of $265,927 from the company.
If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.


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