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Baytown woman admits embezzling millions from her employer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

HOUSTON – A 54-year-old Baytown woman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Judy M. Green admitted to embezzling over $3 million from her employer for approximately 10 years.   

Green worked as an account manager for a Houston-based building and maintenance supply company. As part of the scheme, she submitted fraudulent invoices to induce payment from the company and pocketed the funds for personal expenses. Ultimately, the scheme was uncovered when one of the business owners noticed a large payment to an unknown credit card company in the summer of 2022. An audit revealed the fraud had been ongoing since 2012.   

U.S. District Judge Alfred Bennett accepted the plea and set sentencing for Aug. 3. At that time, Green faces up to 20 years in federal prison as well as a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

Green was permitted to remain on bond pending sentencing.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Carter prosecuted the case.

Updated April 27, 2023

Financial Fraud