Former Lake Forest Park employee embezzled more than $350K
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.
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