Embezzling more than $1.4 million from her employer earned a Calgary woman four years in prison Monday. Family members of Linda Louise Miller fought back tears and anger as Provincial Court Judge Allan Fradsham agreed to a joint Crown-defence submission she spend that amount of time behind bars. Over an eight-year period, Miller stole more than $1.422 million from her employer Trimac Corp., spending 75% of it on gambling, said her lawyer Lori MacKay.
Fraudulent expense claims to cover personal debts
She’d been with the company for 21 years when the theft was uncovered in 2013 and worked in the accounts receivable department overseeing incoming payments from Trimac clients. Court heard earlier that she intercepted funds meant for the company social club and by making fraudulent expense claims related to the same group.
Read more about the employee fraud at The Edmonton Sun.