Chief Finance Office Guilty of Embezzlement

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The former chief financial officer of an Emporia manufacturing firm has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $266,000 from the company.

The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas says in a release that 58-year-old Sandra Moore, former CFO of Sauder Custom Fabrication, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of embezzlement and admitted the crimes began in 2008 when she was CFO.

Prosecutors accused her of using various methods to divert money from the company’s accounts to her own.

Moore is scheduled to be sentenced March 3 and faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.