07/31/2013 11:52AM

Mountaineer bookkeeper sentenced to 87 months for embezzling funds

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A former bookkeeper at Mountaineer racetrack in West Virginia was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison on Monday by a judge in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, according to court documents.

Anita Ambler, also known as Anita Webb, was convicted in April on multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering after prosecutors alleged she embezzled approximately $1.3 million from the horsemen’s account at Mountaineer between 2005 and 2010.

Under the Monday sentence, Ambler will also be forced to repay the amount she stole and forfeit property she bought with the embezzled funds, including a house in Reva, Va., according to court records.

According to an indictment, Ambler created an account for Forgotten Farms, a fictitious entity, to receive much of the stolen funds. She wrote checks from the account until the track notified the authorities of suspicious activity in 2010 shortly after she left her job.

Mahi Tuna More than 1 year ago
scumbag...she still fighting for the house she bought with stolen money
ctgreyhound More than 1 year ago
A check and balance system needs to be in place. There is no legitimate reason for this hoax to continue for 5 years. She's minding the store and is accountable to no one?? Ridiculous.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Don't like what she did, BUT rapists, molesters and murderers get less time.
Amari More than 1 year ago
cut off her hands
Charles Sakach More than 1 year ago
I like the entity she used..."Forgotten Farms"...I guess she hoped someone would forget about the missing dough...
raymond More than 1 year ago
Why is it that people around the country figure the pari-mutual clerks and those who manage the system are corrupt? Why don't they blow the whistle on what they know? Where ever their is that much money being handled someone is stealing.
Lisa More than 1 year ago
what about the thieves running the parimutuels. the system is corrupt to it's core.
Ian GW More than 1 year ago
Shady track always has been.
John Stevelberg More than 1 year ago
GOTCHA !
Mark Scheider More than 1 year ago
7+ years in jail will be a nice time to think about the people she screwed over.