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Former executive at Emporia firm charged with embezzling more than $265,000

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at 5:41 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at 8:38 p.m.

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged the former chief financial officer of an Emporia manufacturing firm with embezzling more than a quarter of a million dollars from the company.

Court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Topeka accuse Sandra Moore, 57, of using several schemes to route $265,927 from Sauder Custom Fabrication’s accounts into at least one personal account, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release.

The alleged crimes began in 2008 when Moore was the firm’s CFO, Grissom said. She is said to have made transfers from Sauder’s disbursement account into her personal account at ESB Financial in Emporia, issued herself unauthorized checks and used company funds to repay loans to her 401(k) account, he said.

If convicted of the charge, Moore faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000, Grissom said.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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