Missouri woman accused of stealing money from veterans - KMOV.com

Missouri woman accused of stealing money from veterans

(KMOV)—A Holts Summit woman was indicted Thursday on charges of embezzlement and identity theft within the Missouri Veterans Commission.

Stacy Griffin-Lowery, 32, a former accountant for the Missouri Veterans Commission, is accused of embezzling approximately $90,000 in Commission funds.

The indictment says she set up a credit card account in the name of a relative and directed funds into the account between April 2005 and March 2008.

According to the indictment, the funds were intended to benefit Missouri veterans residing in U.S Department of Veteran Affairs nursing homes. 

Griffin-Lowery was previously prosecuted in 2008 for the same charges. Her charges were reduced to a misdemeanor in return for a plea of guilty and full restitution.

A state audit report in March 2010 showed that the original amount that was reported stolen had changed drastically and put the total amount of embezzled funds at approximately $90,000

She is being charged with one felony count of misapplication of Government funds, one felony count of mail fraud and one felony count of aggravated identity theft. If convicted, each charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or find up to $250,000.
 

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