Escambia Bookkeeper Gets Prison Time For Stealing Over $140,000 From Employer

February 19, 2021

An Escambia County bookkeeper has been sentenced to state prison for stealing $140,000 from her employer.

Stephanie Erickson pleaded no contest to one count of organized fraud. Circuit Court Judge Linda Nobles sentenced her to two years in state prison to be followed by five years of probation.

Erickson was employed as the bookkeeper at CEMEX, Inc., an international building materials company with an office in Pensacola from 2014 until 2019.

During that time, she created fraudulent invoices and submitted them to CEMEX as legitimate vendor invoices. She then remitted the payments to herself, according to State Attorney Ginger Bowden Madden.


7 Responses to “Escambia Bookkeeper Gets Prison Time For Stealing Over $140,000 From Employer”

  1. Jaco on February 23rd, 2021 4:43 am

    That’s one of the oldest scams. Knew of a title company in Maryland that had two employees who set up a shell company, then ran invoices out of that. Let’s say they amassed a small fortune over a million.

  2. Anne on February 19th, 2021 12:41 pm

    @ CHRIS….

    C’mon Man….we just need to like totally “CANCEL” Self-Responsibility, and Common Sense because they are so hard to do you know.
    If we only had Fewer Laws then there’d naturally be fewer offenders.
    Even one of our Outstanding County Commissioners thinks building the New Jail to a relatively Small Capacity will mean fewer crimes happen in Escambia County.

  3. retired on February 19th, 2021 8:59 am

    @ Judy

    I agree, plus restitution. May take her 40 years but will remind her every month not to steal.

  4. Not to Smart on February 19th, 2021 8:39 am

    Greed….. That “dangling carrot” Enjoy your extended stay Steph….

  5. judy on February 19th, 2021 8:22 am

    Jason, I agree completely! She knew it was wrong, but she thought she was smart enough to get away with it! She needs to see just what a dumb thing it was! 5 years at least…

  6. chris on February 19th, 2021 7:56 am

    I’ll head them off at the pass. Wait, it’s the employer’s fault for: not paying enough. Not having safeguards to prevent this. Not auditing enough. Never mind this lady is a THIEF!

  7. Jason on February 19th, 2021 3:35 am

    Two years??? Not nearly enough time for this crime. She spent five years stealing money, maybe spending five years in prison would have been a better start for her sentencing.

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