A Delaware woman was charged with wire fraud and tax evasion as part of an alleged scheme in which she embezzled more than $1 million from her former employer.
According to court records, Joan Donald, 54, worked as a bookkeeper for Dovetail, a high-end interior design in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Over the course of at least seven years, Donald took advantage of her access to the company’s financial account information, as well as the ailing health of Dovetail’s elderly owner, to drain funds from Dovetail. Bank records show that Donald used Dovetail’s funds to pay for her personal expenses, including purchasing vehicles and taking trips to Disneyworld.
She allegedly did not report the embezzled money as income. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison.