New Hampshire Woman Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Stolen Property and Tax Evasion
PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Janis F. Woods, 65, of Conway, New Hampshire pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to interstate transportation of stolen checks and tax evasion.
According to court documents, between 2009 and 2012, Woods used her position as bookkeeper for Grover Gundrilling, Inc., of Norway, Maine, to issue herself 169 unauthorized checks totaling over $742,000 which she deposited into a bank account in New Hampshire. Between 2007 and 2009, she used her position as bookkeeper for VM Foods of Conway, New Hampshire to issue herself $220,000 in unauthorized checks. By failing to report the stolen funds on her federal income tax returns, she evaded almost $284,000 in taxes.
Woods faces up to ten years in prison and twice the gain or loss as a fine for the interstate transportation charge and up to five years in prison and twice the gain or loss on the tax evasion charge. She will be sentenced after completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service.