Former Chief Operating Officer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Embezzlement Scheme
United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced today that Jennifer Goss, age 36 of Menomonee Falls, WI, has agreed to plead guilty to an information charging her with wire fraud for embezzling over $200,000 from a company located in Germantown, Wisconsin.
According to the charges, the scheme involved Goss using her position as Chief Operating Officer and Bookkeeper to embezzle more than $200,000 in a variety of ways. For example, she wrote and signed unauthorized checks from the company’s bank account payable to herself and her husband, who was employed at the company, and deposited them into a shared personal bank account. She later changed the entries in the company’s accounting software to conceal these unauthorized checks. She also used the company’s bank account to make unauthorized payments to her family’s credit card. In addition, she made unauthorized transfers from the company’s bank account to her personal PayPal account, which she used for personal purchases.
Goss agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud in violation of Title18 United States Code § 1343. The maximum penalties for wire fraud are 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew Jacobs and Zachary Corey.
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