Posted on April 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM
A former office manager of the Lake Forest Park Water District accused of embezzling more than $350,000 could face up to 20 years in prison.
Jackee Bormann-Zweekhorst, who was indicted with 15 counts of wire fraud, allegedly used a variety of schemes to have the small water district foot the bill for her child’s college tuition, boating and automotive equipment, and an array of other personal expenses from 2004 until 2011.
According to the indictment, the 40-year-old falsified timecards for more than $100,000 for work her children never did. She also used the water district credit card to pay for $90,000 in personal items, had the water district pay for personal items purchased with her American Express card, claiming they were work-related, and submitted fabricated receipts for items she never purchased.
Over the course of seven years, Bormann-Zweekhorst sought reimbursement for more than $70,000 in personal items and for items she never purchased.
Bormann-Zweekhorst was arraigned Friday afternoon. If charged, she could face two decades in prison and be forced to pay up to $250,000 in fines.