The Washington Post

Jail for Va. woman who stole $2.3M from employer

NORFOLK, Va. — A Norfolk woman has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison for embezzling $2.3 million from a seafood company where she was a bookkeeper.

U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson in Norfolk also ordered 60-year-old Leslie M. Coffman on Wednesday to serve 10 months of home confinement and make full restitution for her March guilty plea to mail fraud.

Coffman worked at the Ballard Fish & Oyster Co. in Norfolk for nearly 20 years. The Virginian-Pilot reports Coffman told the court she had a gambling addiction.

Coffman was accused of using corporate checks to pay off personal credit card debt and creating false entries in company records to indicate the checks were paid to transportation providers. The checks were mailed to the credit card companies between 2005 and 2010.

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