A woman admitted to falsifying the accounting records of the Mark Twain House where she worked to steal over $1 million dollars over a period of eight years and has now been sentenced for the white collar crime.
Authorities claim the woman submitted false information to the museum's payroll vendor. She then had the extra money deposited in her bank account. She later adjusted the accounts to cover up advances and reclassified the amounts. She also wrote out checks to herself and forged her supervisor's signature. Authorities say she used the money to make mortgage payments, home improvements, and for dining out among other things. Eventually, forged signatures on the checks aroused the suspicion of a bank employee.