Local Builder’s Former Bookkeeper, Who Admitted Fraud, Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 21, 2010|
AMARILLO, TX—Trisia Leann Jordan, 33, who pled guilty in October to one count of fraud in connection with access devices, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $322,761 in restitution, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Jordan, who has been on bond, must surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on January 10, 2011.
According to plea documents filed in the case, Jordan worked as a bookkeeper for the Ferrin Company, a local builder in Amarillo. In her position she had access to all of the company's bank accounts and transferred all of the Ferrin accounts to online services over which she had exclusive control.
She admitted that in 2007 she began making unauthorized transfers of company funds at Chase Bank to her personal accounts and then made payments to her personal credit cards and to herself. The fraud was discovered in late 2007 when the Ferrin Company began experiencing cash flow problems and bank statements revealed the unauthorized money transfers that Jordan had made.
The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Drake of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Amarillo.