D.C. bookkeeper pleads to theft of $150k

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A personal bookkeeper from the District pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from her employer and to tax evasion.

Diane Michelle Pimble, 41, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison at her sentencing, scheduled for Jan. 29 at federal court in Greenbelt.

According to her plea agreement, from 2008 to 2011, Pimble worked as a bookkeeper for an individual residing in Maryland. She managed her employer's accounts, paid bills, organized financial information using accounting software program, and prepared reports of her employer's bank accounts.

It was during this time that Pimble wrote more than 100 unauthorized checks to herself, ranging in amounts from $128 to $4,650, using a stamp bearing her employer's name.

She also inflated salary checks for herself and created fake balance reports.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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Scott McCabe

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