City Employee Arrested for Embezzlement

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A City of Cottage Grove employee accused of embezzling nearly $13,000 worth of funds made her first appearance in court Thursday. The Cottage Grove city manager says the money was taken out between June 2011 and January of this year. Taken out in relatively small amounts in a number of separate … Continue reading »

Embezzlement Charges Expected

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove City Manager says he expects criminal charges to be filed against a city employee accused of embezzlement. The city finished its investigation and the case has now been handed over to the district attorney’s office, though there’s no indication of when charges might be filed. In January, the … Continue reading »

Embezzlement Investigation Continues

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Forensic auditors have completed their reports of the alleged embezzlement case in Cottage Grove. According to the city, attorneys and police are looking over the audit. Officers have prepared a list of witnesses to interview. A former city worker’s accused of manipulating computer software to embezzle money. Investigators will meet with … Continue reading »

Embezzlement Investigation Continues

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Cottage Grove is meticulously going through its records as it continues to investigate an alleged embezzlement. The city says a forensic auditing team is looking at every financial transaction. Then they’re comparing computer data with paper receipts and other documents. Investigators still haven’t released the name of the person accused of … Continue reading »

City Concerned About Embezzlement Case

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Cottage Grove’s City Manager announced Monday that a former employee had embezzled money from the city. The city’s news surprised many, but also left a good amount of questions circling among the residents. City Manager Richard Meyers says the alleged thief was fired and the city’s money will be refunded by … Continue reading »

Eugene Embezzlement Suspect Sentenced

EUGENE, Ore. — A long ordeal for a local business came to an end Thursday. A judge sentenced Sammantha Perryman to more than three years in prison for embezzling thousands of dollars from George Sutton RV. The company’s owner told the judge how Perryman took advantage of his trust, asking for a personal loan while … Continue reading »

Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield woman admitted to embezzling from her former employer George Sutton RV. Samantha Perryman pleaded guilty Wednesday. Her sentencing is set for next month. She also agreed to re-pay the company nearly $78,000. She faces up to six years in prison.