On Thursday, it was announced that a 47-year-old Cincinnati woman had been sentenced to prison for defrauding her employer. Angelia Zwick, also known as Angelia Strunk, was sentenced to 21 months in prison. The defendant was convicted of one count of wire fraud and one count of willfully filing a false income tax return with the IRS. Zwick has also been ordered to pay nearly $329,000 in restitution to Sheakley Group Inc. and its insurers. She will also be required to pay $122,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
Court documents show that from roughly July 2009 through May 2013, Angelia Zwick was employed by Sheakley Group. She devised a scheme to defraud her employer by embezzling funds in excess of her authorized pay and compensation. The defendant wired the stolen money from her employer’s bank account to an account for Amerihealth and Life Solutions, which is a company that was owned by Zwick.
The defendant took more than $328,000 of refunds and other payments intended for her employer and diverted the money to bank accounts that she controlled. Zwick also filed false income tax returns with the IRS for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 tax years. For the 2010 tax year, the defendant failed to report the funds she embezzled from her employer. For the 2011 and 2012 tax years, she claimed false expenses for Amerihealth.
Again, 47-year-old Angelia Zwick has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. Additional details can be found here.