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Archie F. Swin
01-22-2007, 07:05 PM
...probably shouldn't spend it all at once. just sayin' (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BOOKKEEPER_EMBEZZLEMENT?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US)

Bookkeeper Charged With Embezzling

By NANCY RABINOWITZ
Associated Press Writer

BOSTON (AP) -- A bookkeeper for a construction materials company embezzled $6.9 million and used the money to go on a shopping spree that included a 104-acre ranch and a half-dozen talking trees like those in "The Wizard of Oz," federal authorities said Monday.

Prosecutors say Angela Buckborough Platt also bought eight show horses; a fleet of motor vehicles including a 1964 Ford Thunderbird; a house on five acres in Rhode Island; Hollywood-grade cinematic props to decorate her home for Halloween; and a life-size ceramic statue of Al Capone.

Samantha Martin, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office, said that when friends or relatives asked Platt about her wealth, she told them that she was the CEO of a corporation or that she and her husband had won the lottery.

Platt, 43, of Wyoming, Pa., was charged Monday with one count of interstate transportation of stolen property. She has agreed to plead guilty in a deal subject to court approval, Martin said.

Platt, formerly of Cumberland, R.I., worked as a staff accountant for J&J Materials Corp. in Rehoboth from 1999 to 2006.

Authorities say that in June 2000, Platt began to write checks from company accounts to herself. The weekly deposits initially ranged from $2,000 to $5,000 but eventually neared $50,000, prosecutors said.

Her theft was discovered in June by another bookkeeper who had been newly hired to assist her.

"I'm not going to say anything one way or another, other than to say there is a plea agreement," said Platt's attorney, R. Bradford Bailey.

Martin said the agreement calls for Platt to spend between 46 and 57 months in prison.

J&J owner John Ferreira said he has received about $2 million in restitution so far, most of it in real estate, cars, horses and other items. He said Platt always seemed like a good employee.

"I'm angry, disappointed," Ferreira said. "She hurt a lot of people."

Buck
01-22-2007, 07:07 PM
" A bookkeeper for a construction materials company embezzled $6.9 million and used the money to go on a shopping spree that included a 104-acre ranch and a half-dozen talking trees like those in "The Wizard of Oz," federal authorities said Monday."

WTF Talking Trees are real?

crazycoffey
01-22-2007, 07:08 PM
here's a secret many in law enforcement don't want you in on.



cops only catch the dumb ones.

Archie F. Swin
01-22-2007, 07:10 PM
had she only skimmed...you know like the guys in Office Space

Easy 6
01-22-2007, 07:20 PM
Where's DeNiro's Jimmy Conway from Goodfella's tellin' her to take the Cadillac & fur coat back???

She'd wind up on a hook in a meat truck :bang:

Archie F. Swin
01-22-2007, 09:43 PM
Where's DeNiro's Jimmy Conway from Goodfella's tellin' her to take the Cadillac & fur coat back???

She'd wind up on a hook in a meat truck :bang:

that's exactly what popped up in my head
:clap:

Simplex3
01-22-2007, 09:44 PM
If I stole $7M you'd find me in a non-extradition country.

listopencil
01-22-2007, 09:46 PM
" A bookkeeper for a construction materials company embezzled $6.9 million and used the money to go on a shopping spree that included a 104-acre ranch and a half-dozen talking trees like those in "The Wizard of Oz," federal authorities said Monday."

WTF Talking Trees are real?




Yeah, I know. That's the only part of this story that really caught my attention too.

Halfcan
01-22-2007, 09:47 PM
Dumbass!

Rausch
01-22-2007, 09:48 PM
Yeah, I know. That's the only part of this story that really caught my attention too.

"I'd do two chicks...at the same time."

Rain Man
01-22-2007, 10:23 PM
I wonder if this stuff is going to get auctioned off. I wouldn't mind having that ceramic statue of Al Capone.

trndobrd
01-22-2007, 10:40 PM
If I stole $7M you'd find me in a non-extradition country.


If I stole $7m you wouldn't find me.

boogblaster
01-22-2007, 11:00 PM
7 million.. a talkin tree.. sounds like a goverment cover-up....

Chiefs_Fan
01-23-2007, 05:59 AM
Stupid is as stupid does.

Kraut
01-23-2007, 06:07 AM
Where's DeNiro's Jimmy Conway from Goodfella's tellin' her to take the Cadillac & fur coat back???

She'd wind up on a hook in a meat truck :bang:
:thumb:

freestater
01-23-2007, 06:20 AM
If I stole $7M you'd find me in a non-extradition country.
I hear Tonga is nice this time of year.

crazycoffey
01-23-2007, 06:32 AM
If I stole $7m you wouldn't find me.



yup, on a secluded beach, I would RENT a nice hut, work part time for a resort adn spend alot of time chasing women and smoking cigars, for the rest of my life.

Yes I would be happy, no you wouldn't find me, I would change locations every year, there are many places a "dumb american, who retired early" could blend in.


man, I'm poor, dammit carl!

Bowser
01-23-2007, 07:22 AM
Is it possible to actually live out of a Lamborghini Diablo?

Easy 6
01-23-2007, 07:25 AM
Is it possible to actually live out of a Lamborghini Diablo?

You wouldnt sleep very good, but the rest of the time would be a blast.

Kerberos
01-23-2007, 07:31 AM
If I stole $7M you'd find me in a non-extradition country.

Yup

I would buy one way plane ticket, live in a country with non-extradition and buy a nice small yacht off ebay to travel to small islands.

Anyone started asking questions I would tell them my name was Phil Kloster.

:)


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afchiefs
01-23-2007, 02:33 PM
She should have bought Sealand (made made island off England in international waters: for sale) and had her own Country. She could be Queen Dipshit :thumb: