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Ex-Weight Watchers worker (bookkeeper) gets 10 years for stealing nearly $1M
1/09/09

Posted on 01/10/2009 8:29:26 PM PST by Libloather

Link only - Ex-Weight Watchers worker gets 10 years for stealing nearly $1M


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bookkeeper; embezzlement; freepun; perp; stealing; weightwatchers
She'll finally get to lose some pounds after chowing on prison food.
1 posted on 01/10/2009 8:29:26 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Living off the fat of the land? A million bucks should keep her well stocked.


2 posted on 01/10/2009 8:38:16 PM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Libloather

I’m always happy to see embezzlers face justice.


3 posted on 01/10/2009 8:38:45 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Libloather

Weight watchers smart ones frozen meals are pretty good.


4 posted on 01/10/2009 8:40:58 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Libloather

This happens to small businesses more often than one might think. In most cases, the business owner dislikes or doesn’t have time or ability to do the bookkeeping, so he farms it out to an employee. The business owner usually doesn’t catch the embezzler until the embezzler gets greedy enough to cause the business’s checks start bouncing.


5 posted on 01/10/2009 8:45:28 PM PST by Huntress (Proud owner of Norman/Norma, the transsexual attack cat.)
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To: Libloather

After her sentence, Belk flopped to the floor outside the courtroom in the Hinds County Detention Center, crying uncontrollably in a corner. Relatives tried to comfort the hysterical woman.

As a first-time, nonviolent offender, Belk could be eligible for parole after serving 15 months.

During sentencing, Belk told Yerger she was sorry and blamed her actions on an addiction to gambling.

"It forced me to do things I would have never thought of doing," Belk said. "I wouldn't intentionally try to hurt anyone. I'm sick."

Belk had written an average of two checks each week to herself in addition to her paycheck, Jacobs said.

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6 posted on 01/10/2009 8:53:48 PM PST by kcvl
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7 posted on 01/10/2009 8:55:31 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Marysecretary; The Spirit Of Allegiance; Liz
Living off the fat of the land?

Apparently you've got to pinch BILLIONS in frozen desserts before you get the penthouse holding tank.

8 posted on 01/10/2009 8:57:10 PM PST by Libloather (January is Liberal, Leftist, Marxist Awareness Month.)
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To: kcvl

> As a first-time, nonviolent offender, Belk could be eligible for parole after serving 15 months.

Bloody tragic. Fifteen months is enough time for her to get some treatment for her gambling problem and get herself sorted. I hope she gets the help she clearly needs.

> During sentencing, Belk told Yerger she was sorry and blamed her actions on an addiction to gambling.

Gambling is a tax on the mathematically-challenged and the criminally stupid. Given its very high social cost and very low (negative) social benefit, it ought to be unlawful and governments ought not have anything to do with it.

> “It forced me to do things I would have never thought of doing,” Belk said. “I wouldn’t intentionally try to hurt anyone. I’m sick.”

I hope that the Parole Board takes an informed and intelligent view here. Ten years is a decent sentence for a crime of this nature. If she gets treatment and turns herself around, fifteen months is probably adequate: there won’t be much sense in keeping her inside longer.

Madoff won’t serve ten years, I reckon.


9 posted on 01/10/2009 9:21:11 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: kcvl

“During sentencing, Belk told Yerger she was sorry and blamed her actions on an addiction to gambling.”

I bet she’ll be the only one in that prison who is “sorry and blamed her actions on an addiction..” After all, everyone in prison is innocent, just ask them.


10 posted on 01/10/2009 9:41:27 PM PST by Rembrandt
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To: kcvl

GUILTY!


11 posted on 01/10/2009 9:57:33 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: kcvl
GUILTY.

(gavel)

12 posted on 01/10/2009 10:17:31 PM PST by SIDENET ("It was a different time, you understand." - Wallace "Suitcase" Jefferson)
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To: mysterio

Yes but in her case, she wasn’t so smart, was she?


13 posted on 01/11/2009 12:02:37 AM PST by ONEBYEONE
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Behold, The Weight Merchant of Venice now must pay 454 grams of carbs, and/or a pound of flesh. I'd say this is just deserts, not just desserts.

Hopefully others will get the message: don't cook the books, or you go to the slammer 'till you're slimmer.

Cook Book 'em, Dano



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14 posted on 01/11/2009 4:26:56 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

10 years for trimmin’ a little fat? There’s food for thought.


15 posted on 01/11/2009 4:36:51 PM PST by bigheadfred (FREE EVAN VELA.)
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To: Libloather

Believe it or not this woman is my son’s next door neighbor
and my grandson really enjoyed swimming in the pool WWs bought for her.


16 posted on 01/11/2009 5:20:48 PM PST by WKB
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I hope he peed in it. the pool I mean


17 posted on 01/11/2009 5:25:19 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom. not really just wanna get a bite)
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To: al baby; WKB

I will dare say that was a tacky and juvenile comment to somebody’s grandmother.

Good grief, this isn’t a middle-school boy’s bathroom wall you’re writing on, sir.


18 posted on 01/11/2009 5:45:55 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

If yer fiscally fat at a Phat Farm yer more likely a fallible felon that is gonna fry !


19 posted on 01/11/2009 6:10:37 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Living off the fat of the land, so to speak... (smirk)


20 posted on 01/11/2009 6:20:12 PM PST by SierraWasp (Prevention may beat cures, but it requires a totally totalitarian government to make it work!!!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 01/11/2009 8:00:15 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Congress has been living off the fat of our labor, they steal from us, too.

We need to find a way to steal our own money back from the pickpockets that take us every day.

It ain’t funny. It’s just true.


22 posted on 01/12/2009 11:19:22 AM PST by wizr (Jesus, bluegrass, best friends 'n a beer.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Guess he was just “living off the fat of the land.”


23 posted on 01/12/2009 11:55:25 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Huntress

That is true in my dealing yet I didn’t care as I hated the proprietor. Oh well. (It wasn’t me and yes she was caught)


24 posted on 01/13/2009 12:02:40 AM PST by eyedigress
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To: Libloather

yeah but how much weight did she lose?


25 posted on 01/13/2009 12:06:28 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Huntress
It definitely does. I see reports of this kind of thing all the time. On the one hand, you take a look at how low a bookkeeper salary can be and you can begin to see where someone working day-in day-out with well-paid professionals may begin to think about trying to even things out a bit. But still, how can you think you can get away with it? And how could you live with that on your conscience?
26 posted on 12/28/2009 7:54:27 PM PST by Dyyan
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