“Unbelievable. Coomes embezzled almost $1 million from her employer,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “As a result of the great work of law enforcement, her employer will receive restitution and Coomes is going to prison.”
At her plea hearing, Coomes admitted that from about January 1, 2007, through mid-2017, as the office manager at Cole Truck Parts, she defrauded her employer by writing checks to herself and to another person and disguising those checks by making false entries into the company’s accounts. She further agreed that she made false statements on her tax returns for numerous years by not reporting that income.
Former Assistant United States Attorney Meredith Thomas and Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess handled the prosecution. Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence.