- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 34-year-old woman has pleaded guilty in California to federal charges of embezzling more than $1.5 million.

The Orange County Register reports (https://bit.ly/2rn67VO ) Elizabeth Mulder pleaded guilty on Monday. Mulder is accused of telling people she was an accountant, when she actually worked for a soil and fertilizer company.

Mulder, who listed herself as president of Mulder Financial Consulting, was charged with wire fraud and subscribing to a false income tax return for failing to disclose the misappropriated funds to the Internal Revenue Service.

Mulder used the money acquired for a variety of personal expenses, including a rental home in Laguna Beach, cosmetic surgery, vacations and horse rentals.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 16 and could serve 23 years in prison.

___

Information from: The Orange County Register, https://www.ocregister.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide