Chad Deal 6 p.m., Aug. 20
Bookkeeper Admits Taking Money
Sixty-four-year old Jennifer Lyndi Davey admitted taking money from her employer over a six-year period, and she expects to get more than five years in prison at her sentencing, according to plea deal paperwork.
Davey put in writing that she “unlawfully took and stole money from Beckman Properties which was valued in excess of $500,000 by unlawfully completing and passing false or altered checks.” She admitted two felonies and a special allegation of white collar fraud. More than 60 other felony counts were dropped in the plea deal signed last Monday, April 30.
Beckman Properties had hired Davey in 2000.
Prosecutor Anna Winn originally charged Davey with taking almost $1.5 million from the Solana Beach company, which fired her in October 2007 when they reportedly found her bookkeeping skills “not satisfactory.” The new officer manager soon discovered “irregularities” in the bank records formerly maintained by Davey, investigators said.
Davey created a company called Professional Advisors Unlimited, PAU, through which she passed the money she took from her employer, a Sheriff’s investigator said.
Davey has been in custody since her arrest in February of this year, and will remain so until her sentencing this summer, July 23 2012.
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