Employee of Hockey Team Pleads Guilty in Tax Case

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]She stole and did not pay taxes on $700,000.

The former office manager for Rapid City Professional Hockey in South Dakota pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion.

Between February 2010 and June 2019, Jennifer Durham, 42, stole $700,000.00 from Rapid City Professional Hockey. Durham used the money for her personal expenses and also transferred money to bank accounts she controlled. She did not report the money on her taxes, resulting in a six-figure tax loss.

In order to cover up her theft, Durham made false entries into the hockey team’s accounting records to give the illusion the money she was stealing was spent on legitimate business expenses.

As part of the plea agreement, Durham agreed to pay restitution to the hockey team totaling $700,000 and to pay the IRS $186,277.

She faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for wire fraud and up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for tax evasion.[/vc_column_text][us_image image=”1921″][/vc_column][/vc_row]