Woman Who Embezzled $600,000 Sentenced to Community Corrections

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

A Grand Junction woman accused of stealing more than a half–a–million dollars from her employer has been sentenced but prosecutors say justice may never be served.

A judge ordered Amber Butler to report to community corrections for a six year sentence.

The 45–year–old admitted to forging more than $600,000 worth of checks.

Court documents show it happened over a seven year period while she worked for Lindauer and Dunn incorporated.

The judge also ordered Butler to pay back $15,000 a year for the next six years.

"When you're talking about embezzlement of $600,000 dollars it's very unlikely that the victims are ever going to see that amount of money," Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger told 11 News after the sentencing on Wednesday.

As part of the sentencing, if Butler does not pay back $90,000 in the next six years, she'll would face up to six years in prison.

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