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Dyersburg woman sentenced for embezzling $1.7 million

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DYERSBURG, TN (KFVS) -

A Dyersburg, Tennessee woman was sentenced to 13 years and four months in state prison on Thursday for embezzling $1.7 million from her place of work.

Orange County, California prosecutors say Rebecca Rhea Moore, 39, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of grand theft by embezzlement, eight felony counts each of computer access fraud and falsifying records, and 29 felony counts of forgery with sentencing enhancement allegations for loss over $1.3 million and aggravated white-collar crime over $500,000.

Moore was accused of forging the company owner's signatures on checks.

She was ordered to pay $1,722,558 in repayment to the victim and $117,578 in restitution to the California Franchise Tax Board.

Between July 2003 and October 2011, Moore worked as a controller/bookkeeper for Dan Miller Inc., dba Miller Contracting Company in Irvine, California.

Prosecutors say she tried to hide her stealing by falsifying the company's financial records to show that the checks were paid to valid company vendors.

Moore reportedly used the embezzled funds to pay off her personal credit card and mortgage accounts and furnish a new residence in San Clemente, and timeshare properties in Las Vegas and Maui.

Prosecutors say in October 2011, the victim reported the theft to the Irvine, California Police Department who found the forged signature on several checks recently paid to the defendant.

Moore was originally arrested in October 2012.

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