Kelly Ashcraft, 45, a former employee of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, was sentenced to prison for embezzling $105,024.79 from the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.
In March, she pled guilty to second-degree grand larceny, second degree forgery, and first-degree falsifying business redords. She agreed to pay restitution, with no promises made on the sentencing. However, she made no attempt to repay the missing money by the time she was sentenced in June.
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Ashcraft was hired in 2010 and most recently served as member services coordinator. She was able to steal the money by forging the signature of another employee and not making entries of the withdrawals in the business records, as required.
Warsaw Village police were called to investigate I January, and found she had been embezzling the money from the Chanber at least since 2018. Wyoming County Judge Mohun noted at the sentencing that Ashcroft had made no effort to repay any of the stolen money, and showed no remorse. Mohun sentenced Ashcraft to 2-1/3 to 7 years in prison for second-degree grand larceny; 2 to 6 years in prison for second-degree forgery; and 1-1/3 to 4 years in prison for falsifying business records. Mohun ordered all of the sentences to run concurrent to each other.