Woman Admits To Stealing $850,000 From Employer

A woman who admitted to embezzling more than $850,000 from her employer over a dozen years entered a guilty plea in Harnett District Court last Thursday.

Sixty-six-year-old Vicky Hughes Parker of Angier entered a guilty plea to 12 counts of embezzlement and was sentenced to 44 to 65 months in state prison, according to Harnett County District Attorney Vernon Stewart.

Parker, who served as the bookkeeper for the victim, EST General Contractors in Dunn, admitted to writing checks made payable to herself, then altering the financial records to cover her crimes.

In total, Parker was ordered to repay EST restitution in the amount of $850,278.72, according to Stewart. The embezzlement took place over the course of 12 years between January 2004 and June 2016.

“Her crimes included writing checks to herself,” Stewart said. “And she would change the accounting entries to secret the transactions.”

“We feel like justice was served and the appropriate disposition occurred,” Stewart said. “We thank the ([N.C.) Conference of District Attorneys for their assistance in the prosecution of this case. That includes special prosecutor Jordan Ford, who brought it to a conclusion.”

-Dunn Daily Record