SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A woman who used to work at
Springfield University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center is sentenced for
stealing nearly $170,000 from the hotel.
In February, Janet R. Mosier, of Springfield, waived her right to a grand jury
and pleaded guilty to a federal information that charges her with wire fraud.
Mosier, 47, served as director of
accounting services at University Plaza, and admitted to defrauding her
employer from January 2003 to October 2010. On Thursday, she was sentenced in
federal court to 21 months in federal prison without parole.
Mosier stole $169,864 from
the University Plaza petty cash account by falsely
reporting inflated amounts of petty cash spent, and diverting the excess to her
own bank account. She's been ordered to pay that amount in restitution.
The U.S. Attorney says over the
years, Mosier submitted receipts from her personal expenses, and receipts
obtained from family members, to support the fraudulently inflated reports of
petty cash outlays.
receipts, which Mosier altered by removing transaction dates, were used
multiple times. Mosier submitted one such receipt, actually for her sister's
dental expenses, 30 times over the course of three and a half years.
Former University Plaza Hotel
Employee Admits to Stealing $170,000