Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
Today’s CrimeDiva, Jody Flynn, 61, of Portland, OR was found guilty after a jury trial on a felony theft charge. Ms. Flynn will serve nine months in prison for embezzling more than $330,000 in connection with the proposed sale of a paper mill in Baileyville. In total, Ms. Flynn, was given a four-year sentence with only nine months to serve in prison. The remaining 39 months of her sentence were suspended during a three-year probation term. [This is interesting, as I see very few cases where the court suspenes such a large portion of the prison sentence. Initially, I thought it maybe age related, but those of you that follow this blog know the legal system does not discriminate based on age. Am I glad to see what could be a shift in sentencing? Of course, for many reasons, the main one is justice can be served in other forms of punishment short of imprisonment. The 500 hours of community service, she must do and paying back the $332,641 are other forms].
According to court records, Ms. Flynn had stolen the money in 2009 and 2010 from a Chinese investment firm and spent it on her daughter’s college tuition, a car, antiques, and jewelry. [ Traits of a CrimeDiva – lavish lifestyle].
Despite the initial lie Ms. Flynn told the court [she was given a light sentence] in documents and depositions that she had not spent the money but had moved it to her personal account to protect it from other parties involved in the sale, whom she accused of being dishonest. Her story fail apart when the prosecutor obtained documents showing that Ms. Flynn had spent the money, she changed her story and said the company had loaned it to her.
Something even stranger, Ms. Flynn had no formal training in investment work, but formed Greentree with business partner Berthier “Bert” Martin to facilitate the sale, interesting being this was a $1.5 million dollar deal [Do people really not check out folks that handle their money].
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