*NEWS*WOMAN STEALS $ 859k WORTH OF CTGS

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*NEWS*WOMAN STEALS $ 859k WORTH OF CTGS

 user 2007-11-19 at 11:53:00 am Views: 79
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    Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from employer
    A Rockford woman pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges of mail fraud resulting from a scheme to embezzle nearly $860,000 from Motorola Inc. in Elgin.
    Bethann R. Gilroy, 33, pleaded guilty to embezzling $859,369.17 between December 2003 and December 2006.According to the plea agreement, Gilroy admitted that while employed by Motorola from Dec. 1, 2003, to Dec. 1, 2006, she ordered inkjet cartridges that were not needed by Motorola, had them shipped to Motorola and then either took them to her Rockford residence or shipped them there.Gilroy admitted she then sold the cartridges on eBay, shipped them to individuals throughout the United States and pocked the proceeds. As a result, Motorola paid $513,952.19 for the cartridges, which she sold for her own profit.Gilroy also admitted that she obtained more than $333,989.19 in reimbursements from Motorola for purchases that never occurred by submitting to her supervisors credit card statements and invoices that she created. After the reimbursement requests were approved, Gilroy deposited the funds into her personal bank account.In addition, Gilroy admitted using $6,935.33 in Motorola’s funds to purchase computers and other computer accessories for her personal use and admitted taking Bluetooth accessories valued at $4,492.46 from Motorola without consent, then selling the accessories on eBay.