Many companies make a variety of financial transactions nearly every day and they may even hire employees to help with such endeavors. When company records show discrepancies in business finances, owners may be tasked with initiating an investigation into the situation to find the cause. A recent investigation into a similar situation has reportedly left a former accountant at a Humane Association in Wisconsin accused of embezzlement, identity theft and fraud.
According to reports, the woman is already set to be sentenced for embezzlement but may now be facing additional charges. An investigation allegedly indicates that she used client information to apply for two separate small business loans. Authorities claim she used one person’s name to obtain a loan for more than $70,000 and another’s information to seek a loan of just over $22,000.
No further information was provided as to how authorities came to suspect her involvement in such matters. However, she is now facing a variety of charges in relation to the investigation, including forgery and wire fraud. Reports indicate that the investigation has left her facing up to ten new felony charges altogether.
When facing felony charges for identity theft and fraud, a person may encounter a variety of difficult decisions, some of which could have a significant impact on the outcome of the situation. Prior to deciding on a path, a person in Wisconsin could benefit from retaining the services of an experienced attorney for guidance on all available options. Such advice could help a client better understand what to expect from the process and assist him or her in preparing a strategy to seek the best outcome possible given the circumstances.