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Taylorsville woman embezzled more than $15 million


Posted 8:41 pm, 01/13/2022

Wonder if I could get a job at this company?


Posted 8:40 pm, 01/13/2022

How did she get her hands on $15 million? Why ain't she in Belize?


Posted 8:36 pm, 01/13/2022

She pleaded guilty today...

Facing 20 years in prison. At 52 years old, that might as well be a life sentence. I'd bet pennies to dollars that she doesn't get anything close to that, though.


Posted 8:49 pm, 12/18/2021

Yeah Dog, I think they did


Posted 8:11 pm, 12/18/2021

She was making out as good as Sandmann until she went to jail!


Posted 7:21 pm, 12/18/2021

Fins didn't have them in Ashe and they sold the building to the ambulance guy? It was a new building.


Posted 7:13 pm, 12/18/2021

If they didn't miss it they must not have needed it.


Posted 6:10 pm, 12/18/2021

Tigra is an international manufacturer. Even in a forensic audit for a company that size, accountants round off at the closest million, at best. Under normal accounting, their accountants usually round off at $5million. If they get that close, they, figure it's good and move on. It's very easy to hide expenses, if you have the authority to sign off on them.


Posted 5:53 pm, 12/18/2021

I had a similar thought... she had dirt on somebody! And when that somebody left (or died) then their replacement caught her.


Posted 5:47 pm, 12/18/2021

Somebody's girlfriend.


Posted 5:46 pm, 12/18/2021

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Posted 5:37 pm, 12/18/2021

How in the world did she manage that, She should run for office

LOLLOL, I agree.


Posted 5:44 pm, 12/18/2021

For real! How they didn't notice a missing $2 million a year?

If she's not a genius then Tigra is ran by s with more money than brains.

At my job, if $20 was missing then we'd know it!


Posted 5:37 pm, 12/18/2021

How in the world did she manage that, She should run for office


Posted 5:34 pm, 12/18/2021

A Taylorsville woman has been charged in a wire fraud embezzlement scheme, according to court documents.

Donna Osowitt Steele is accused of embezzling more than $15 million from her employer, Tigra, in Hickory between 2013 and 2020.


Court records showed that she fraudulently used company credit cards to pay for:

* more than $1 million for travel expenses on airlines and hotels

* more than $1 million in entertainment

* more than $500,000 for jewelry

* $197,000 to Carolina Wedding to pay for weddings of family members

* $19,000 at "Old Edwards Inn" for a family wedding

* more than $100,000 for flowers

* more than $100,000 at Gucci

* more than $116,000 in expenses related to "Opulence" (not sure if that's a company or just a general description)

She also gave herself $2.8 million in cash from the company, another $4.7 million in wire transfers, and another $2.2 million in bank wires

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