Chillicothe Woman Accused of Embezzling $4 Million from Employer

Published 07/10 2013 12:25PM

Updated 07/10 2013 09:06PM

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) A Chillicothe woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for a wire fraud scheme.

Donna Preszler, 60, is accused of embezzling nearly $4 million from her employer, Burdg, Dunham & Associates in Hamilton over a six year period.

The indictment alleges Preszler embezzeled $3.9 million in a wire fraud scheme from June 30, 2006 through June 15, 2012. Preszler allegedly used her employer's accounting software to create payroll data that contained unauthorized payments to her bank account and others.

She is also accused of initiating around $76,000 in unauthorized overtime payments to herself.

The federal indictment charges Preszler with six counts of wire fraud and 14 counts of money laundering.

The indictment could require her to forfeit any property derived from the violations, including a money judgement of more than $3.9 million on her residence and properties.

The case was investigated by the FBI.

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