Alita Baker Edeker, of Valley, AL, pled guilty to 6 counts of wire fraud and 3 counts of filing false tax returns.
From February 2007 through May 2014, Edeker directed her company’s client’s payments to her own debit and credit cards she controlled. To conceal her crime from her employer, she made false statements and representations in the company’s books. The amount of funds embezzled was over $700,000, which she did not disclose on her tax returns.
Edeker could face up to 20 years in prison for each count of wire fraud, 3 years for each count of filing a false tax return, a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties.