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Probation For Woman Who Embezzled $232K From Employer

Melinda Tucker also has to make restitution to her former employer, Motor Vehicle Solutions of St. Peters.

A woman who was placed on five years probation after pleading guilty May 6.

Melinda Tucker, of the 1900 block of Prairie Point Road in O’Fallon, credited her personal credit cards with refunds from Motor Vehicle Solutions, her employer, 128 times between March 2011 and May 2012.

Tucker also is ordered to pay restitution at a rate of $200 per month until she is employed. When she is employed, the rate will go up at an amount determined by her probation officer.

Motor Vehicle Solutions sells extended vehicle warranties.

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On May 3, the company’s credit card processor notified Motor Vehicle Solutions that they suspected fraud.

Tucker emailed a resignation in May 2012 that included an admission that she stole money from the company. She also obtained a passport and fled to Florida, police said.

For more crime information on St. Peters Patch, see the following articles:

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Michael Kern May 20, 2013 at 01:27 AM
How do you get probation for stealing over $200,000? What is the rest of this story?

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