DeSoto Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $1.6 million from Grandview School District
St. Louis, MO – Angela Huskey, 51, De Soto, MO, pled guilty today to one charge of mail fraud in connection with her embezzlement of approximately $1.6 million from the Grandview R-2 School District. Huskey appeared today before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. Sentencing is set for October 13, 2017.
According to court documents, Huskey worked for Grandview for more than 20 years, being elevated to the position of business manager in 2009. In court today, Huskey admitted that she embezzled no less than $1.6 million from the school district during that time, falsifying the school district’s records to conceal her crimes. In some cases, Huskey admitted, she concealed her embezzlement by inflating the reported wages for other employees of the school district, causing those individuals to pay excess taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. As a result, those individuals paid an additional $13,368.28 in income taxes they did not in fact owe.
The crime to which Huskey pled guilty carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Richard E. Finneran is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.