Douglas County Attorney’s Office secures conviction and 14 to 20 year sentence for theft

A great job by the attorneys and staff at the Douglas County Attorney’s Office for successfully prosecuting this $4.1 million embezzlement case.

The Omaha World Herald covered the story:

It was a staggering theft — one of the biggest heists by an individual in Nebraska history. Tuesday, it netted the embezzler a substantial sentence.
Caroline K. Richardson, 54, an accountant, was sentenced to 14 to 20 years in prison for stealing $4.1 million over two years from an Omaha distributor, Colombo Candy & Tobacco.

County Attorney Don Kleine said he hopes the sentence sends a message to white-collar criminals that their thefts “will be punished.”

Read more here.