Melissa Fenster Sentenced For Embezzling Money From Casper Business
A Casper woman is heading to prison after admitting she embezzled more than $250,000 from her employer.
Forty-four year old Melissa Fenster was sentenced to serve two and one-half to 10 years at the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk, after pleading guilty to three counts of larceny by bailee and one count of forgery.
Casper Police investigators say from September 2010 through July 2012, Fenster was in charge of accounts payable at Rocky Mountain Oilfield Warehouse.
Prosecutors say Fenster used company credit cards for a number of unauthorized purchases and opened up other lines of credit in the company’s name.
She was also accused of forging her bosses name on checks to Natrona County Circuit Court, for a garnishment that was ordered on her in an unrelated case.
After Fenster was terminated by the company, investigators found out that she was still using the company credit card for personal purchases.
She has been ordered to pay the company more than $257,000 in restitution.