I've never spoken about this before... Last year, we found out one of our employees had been embezzling money from our company. By the time it was discovered, she had stole about 100 thousand dollars. She was a "higher up" who had access to funds & the ability to sign checks..this is why it wasn't caught for so long. It was a little here & a little there so no red flags immediately went up. Well, once she was discovered, she ADMITTED to several people that she did it. Moreso, we have copies of cancelled checks from our company where she paid her mortgage, credit cards & personal loans!!! My DH & the other execs were nice enough to give her a "get out of jail free" card & told her that if she paid the money back, they would not file charges against her. Initially she agreed but then backed out & refused to cooperate. There was so much slam dunk evidence against her, the county prosecuting attorney's office picked up the case lightening quick. Now, this past week, the case went to trial. Her lawyer (a TOTAL slimeball..) managed to confuse the jury enough, throwing out investment lingo left & right (enough to confuse anyone NOT in the financial business..) that today they came back with a NOT GUILTY verdict. They couldn't determine what she did was illegal or not. Hello!?, 4 people testified that she confessed to doing it PLUS over 50, yes 50, company checks endorsed by her for deposit into a "secret" personal bank account to pay her bills! I'm so sick to my stomach right now... This woman is walking away scott free with 100k of our money. Our justice system at it's finest Yet another criminal gets to walk free...Thanks for letting me vent.