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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Former Accounting Manager Sentenced for Embezzling $1.1 Million

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Chesapeake woman was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for embezzling over $1.1 million from a Hampton business.

According to court documents, Susan Gray, 47, engaged in a scheme to embezzle funds from, Harbor Construction Company, Inc., from January 2012 through January 2017. Gray transferred approximately $1,185,245.64 from Harbor Construction’s payroll accounts to her own personal accounts. She used these embezzled funds for own enrichment including making over $100,000 in ATM withdrawals, travel, jewelry, entertainment, restaurants, and retail purchases, and the purchase of a new car. During tax years 2012 through 2016, Gray failed to report $990,932.25 in unauthorized and embezzled funds on her filed income tax returns.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Kelly R. Jackson, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Washington, D.C. Field Office, IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis. Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney Howard J. Zlotnick prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:17-cr-130.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Tax
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated June 21, 2018