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Fairborn woman admits to embezzling more than $150K from 2 area businesses

UPDATE @ 7:05 p.m. (Aug. 28): Sandy K. Green of Fairborn pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to two counts of wire fraud, each punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 

No sentencing date was given.

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Green embezzled more than $150,000 from two companies where she was a bookkeeper at one Dayton-area business, from May to November 2017, and chief financial officer at the second Dayton-area business, from April 2017 until March.

EARLIER REPORT (Aug. 24)

A Fairborn woman who previously served federal prison time for refunding money to credit cards belonging to her and her family members is scheduled to plead guilty next week to a similar crime against The Stone Center of Dayton in Moraine.

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Sandy K. Green, 41, allegedly stole $116,000 between June until November 2017 from the Moraine business. Green previously had been sentenced to 27 months in prison for an unrelated case.

Green is scheduled to be arraigned and plead by bill of information on Tuesday, according the docket in Dayton’s U.S. District Court.

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A criminal complaint alleged Green stole the money by issuing credit card returns to her and her family’s personal credit cards.

The owner of the business, Jerry Berkemeyer, previously declined to comment. Green’s federal public defender did not return a message seeking comment.

Green started working at The Stone Center of Dayton as a bookkeeper on May 15, 2017 after responding to a want ad, according to an affidavit written by U.S. Secret Service special agent Jennifer Tron.

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In early November 2017, Moraine police contacted the Secret Service to report that Berkemeyer said he was contacted by an investigative analyst with Elavon, the credit card processor for the business, Tron wrote.

The affidavit said the family-owned, 15-employee business had four or five people with access to the credit card processing system and that Elavon noticed multiple credit refunds totaling more than $15,000 between Aug. 11 and Nov. 2, 2017.

Elavon discovered refunds to 21 credit card accounts that all belonged to Green or her family members, Tron wrote. Staff members also learned Green created a fraudulent sales receipt in her son’s name to attempt to make the refunds appear legitimate, according to the affidavit. Credit cards issued to Green’s mother and husband also received refunds, Tron wrote.

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Green, then known as Sandy Waltman, was convicted in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in late 2006 for a similar scheme against Adelphia Graphics Systems (AGS), a sign company in suburban Philadelphia.

Green defrauded AGS of more than $348,000 by diverting credit card payments by customers to her credit cards and admitted to defrauding multiple other businesses without consequence, according to a prosecutor’s sentencing memorandum.

Green pleaded guilty, was sentenced in December 2006 to 27 months in federal prison and was released in January 2009, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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