Glenpool Woman Pleads Guilty to Forgery and Tax Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 03, 2014|
TULSA, OK—A Glenpool woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to forgery and tax charges, announced Danny C. Williams, Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
Christi Bender-Anthony, 37, of Glenpool, entered pleas of guilty before U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell to one count of making, uttering, and possessing a forged security and one count of subscribing a false tax return.
According to court documents, from 2010 to 2012, while employed as an office manager at Process Products & Service Co., Bender-Anthony forged over 100 company checks for her own benefit, resulting in a loss of over $300,000. In addition, Bender-Anthony admitted to the court that she filed false federal tax returns for the years 2010, 2011, and 2012 by knowingly failing to report the income she obtained by means of the checks she forged. Bender-Anthony admitted that she owed over $100,000 in taxes as a result.
Bender-Anthony faces maximum terms of imprisonment of 10 years on the forgery charge and three years on the tax charge, in addition to possible fines. The sentencing date has been scheduled for July 2, 2014.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Leitch prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States of America.