Embezzler Sentenced To More Than 10 Years

WHEATON, Ill. (STMW) — A northwest suburban woman has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from a moving company where she was employed as controller.

Judge Robert Kleeman on Friday sentenced Tammy R. Weart to 11 1/2 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to one count of theft over $1 million, a Class X felony, and one count of continuing financial crimes enterprise, according to prosecutors.

Weart, 53, of 548 Anita St. in Des Plaines, admitted stealing more than $1 million from her former employer, Specialty Moving Systems Inc. of Glendale Heights, according to a release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office.

From November 2003 through December 2009, Weart was employed as controller for the company. She admitted making unauthorized electronic transfers of money, known as automated clearinghouse transfers, from the company account to her own personal account, the release said.

In all, Weart made 96 transfers totaling $1.17 million, a scheme uncovered by an employee who was filling in for Weart while she was on a leave of absence. Company officials turned over their findings to the Glendale Heights police Department.

“For more than six years Tammy Weart took advantage of the trust placed in her by her former employer using company bank accounts as her own personal piggy bank,” State’s Atty. Robert Berlin said in the release.  “Her actions caused significant hardship to not only Specialty Moving Systems but to her fellow employees.”

In addition to her prison sentence, Weart was ordered to pay full restitution to the company. By law, she must serve at least 50 percent of her sentence before being eligible for parole.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Primetime Editorials

    she is one ugly woman
    she needs cosmetic sugery fast she is deformed in the face
    i guess thats what she was stealing the money for

  • Cross eyed when she cries the tears run down her back

    In our stupid society she might get plastic surgery while in jail at our expense. After all, you can’t deny anything to those incarcerated in our unjust jails. Look at the recent story of the man who robbed a bank of $1 because he needed medical treatment and could not afford it.

  • Fed up

    Audits on a regular basis would’ve prevented these from occurring. Owners are responsible for failing to follow simple business practices in monitoring operations and may be suspect to fraudulent activity in submitting false tax returns. It’s obvious the embezzlement was known from the amount of the activity. The owners and other employees are subject to further investigation. I don’t believe she did the illegal activity alone. She had some help from the other people in charge of the company.

  • Hachipisali

    She’s an alien from the Zeta Reticuli star system, she was sent here in disquise so that she could get finances to help build a neutron beam weapon code named “sidekick.” under a program called “Project Overview.” She’s been here now for a millennia and she refers Earth as Sol 3. They have a shortage of gold and diamonds on her planet, that’a why she was sent here.

  • dan

    Probably blew it in one of the casinos-owners were probably scratching their heads trying to figure out why they were not making enough money

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