A woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $276,000 will spend 2.5 years in prison, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Elisabeth Dawn Williams of Mobile pleaded guilty in May to unauthorized use of business purchase cards and mail fraud.
Williams since 2016 July. until 2018 October month. worked for John G. Walton Construction Co. She admitted to using business purchase cards to make dozens of personal items. Retailers ranged from Alabama Power to Beau Rivage to City Donut. Her then-boyfriend made 37 transactions totaling $29,988 using the purchase card or information from the card she provided.
Williams has a criminal record. She pleaded guilty in 2004. in Dallas County for defrauding American Apparel in Selma of nearly $110,000. At the time, she was known as Elisabeth Dawn Chance Cox.
This isn’t the first time Williams has been in trouble. Dallas County law enforcement previously arrested her under the name Elisabeth Dawn Chance Cox and charged her with fraud. in 2004 she pleaded guilty in the case and served 18 months in prison and three years of probation.
Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Beaverstock ordered Williams to be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for three years after her sentence and pay back the $276,610 she embezzled at the rate of $100 a month.
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