Accounting Manager of Local Business Sentenced for Embezzlement
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 31, 2011|
ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Tammeria Patrick was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the embezzlement of approximately $160,624, between January 2008 and July 2009. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $160,624.
According to the facts filed with the court at the time of the plea, Patrick was employed as payroll and accounts receivables manager at Urban Investigation Security (UIS) in Ferguson, MO. UIS used automatic data processing (ADP) for their payroll processing. On some occasions Patrick caused the checks to be made payable to herself, representing these checks to be for salaries. Those checks totaled approximately $157,537. Some of the monies taken by fraud were used in online bank transfers to pay her personal expenses, including car payments and personal credit card bills. She directed that health insurance premiums totaling $3,087 be paid for an employee who was not entitled to receive benefits.
TAMMERIA PATRICK, Florissant, MO, pled guilty in June to one felony count of wire fraud. She appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. First Assistant United States Attorney Michael Reap handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.