Buckeye accountant pleads guilty in fraud case - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

UPDATE

Buckeye accountant pleads guilty in fraud case

Michelle Hice (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Michelle Hice (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

An accountant accused of stealing about $145,000 from a veterinarian clinic in Buckeye and a Goodyear church has pleaded guilty.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 39-year-old Michelle Hice pleaded guilty Thursday to fraudulent schemes and artifices and misconduct involving weapons.

She's scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3.

Sheriff's officials said Hice was running the vet clinic's daily accounting, payroll, and bills for the past year through a third party accounting firm.

Last October, the vet clinic was contacted by the IRS for non-payment of taxes and discovered Hice had written more than $130,000 in unauthorized checks to herself.

Sheriff's detectives said Hice also did the church's accounting until she was fired last October.

Authorities determined Hice had written about $15,000 in checks to herself and depositing them in her bank account.

During her arrest, Sheriff's detectives found Hice in possession of two stolen credit cards and a .45 caliber handgun.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Lufkin PD: Man tried to use counterfeit bill to buy gift card at grocery store

    Lufkin PD: Man tried to use counterfeit bill to buy gift card at grocery store

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:33:10 GMT

    Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to use a counterfeit bill to buy a gift card at the Brookshire Brothers store located at 1800 Frank Avenue.

    More >>

    Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to use a counterfeit bill to buy a gift card at the Brookshire Brothers store located at 1800 Frank Avenue.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to host BBQ in Lufkin

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to host BBQ in Lufkin

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:59:58 GMT

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has long had a soft spot for Lufkin, his home town.

    More >>

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has long had a soft spot for Lufkin, his home town.

    More >>
  • SFA Jacks picked 6th in preason football poll

    SFA Jacks picked 6th in preason football poll

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:09:40 GMT

    From SFA Athletics HOUSTON (News Release) - Stephen F. Austin football has been picked sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The conference office unveiled the predicted order of finish Thursday in conjunction with 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston.  The Lumberjacks picked up 114 total points from head coaches and SID...

    More >>

    From SFA Athletics HOUSTON (News Release) - Stephen F. Austin football has been picked sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The conference office unveiled the predicted order of finish Thursday in conjunction with 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston.  The Lumberjacks picked up 114 total points from head coaches and SID...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly