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Midwest City Woman Sentenced to 33 Months in Federal Prison for Embezzling Over $600,000 from Local Employer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma TAMI LEE JOHNSON, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, formerly known as Tami L. Davis, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison today for check forgery, in connection with $624,265.01 of embezzlement from a local real estate management company, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. 


On April 25, 2017, Johnson was charged by information with one count of forging a security.  From January 2012 until August 2015, she was the bookkeeper and office manager at Edmond real estate management company Worx Property Management.  As part of her job, she had access to her employer’s bank accounts.  On May 23, 2017, she pled guilty to preparing an unauthorized company check to herself in February 2014 in the amount of $2,226.00.  She admitted that she did not have her employer’s permission to issue the check and that she forged the signature of her boss and then cashed the check for herself.  As part of her plea, Johnson admitted that she embezzled funds from her former employer from January 2012 through August 2015 and that the total loss to the real estate management company from her embezzlement scheme was $624,265.01. 


At sentencing today, United States District Court Judge Robin J. Cauthron sentenced Johnson to 33 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  She was also ordered to pay $622,765.01 in restitution to the victim. Reference is made to the information and other public filings for further information.


This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney K. McKenzie Anderson. 

Updated September 29, 2017

Financial Fraud