A former Edmond comptroller received a sentence of 18 months in prison Friday for embezzlement and signing a false tax return, according to Mark A. Yancey, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
LeAnn Marie Goode had served as an accountant/comptroller at Market Source, Inc. in Oklahoma City in 2012-13. Court documents show she pled guilty in 2015 to using interstate wire communications to defraud Market Source.
“In particular, she admitted that she paid personal expenses out of Market Source’s account at InterBank (formerly known as Union Bank) and disguised her embezzlement by treating those payments as business-related expenses,” Yancey stated.
Goode also pled guilty to signing a false tax return in 2015. Furthermore, Yancey stated that Goode signed a personal federal tax return for the 2013 calendar year that she knew was false by reporting only $65,774 in total income, an amount substantially less than the income she actually received.
U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti on Friday ordered that Goode be incarcerated for 18 months. She must also pay restitution in the total amount of $236,923.45, as follows:
• Market Source: $139,701.45
• Ohio Casualty: $50,000.00
• Internal Revenue Service: $47,222.00
Goode will serve three years of supervised release after completing her sentence. She must also perform 104 hours of community service during the first year of supervised release.
This case was the result of an investigation by Internal Revenue Service — Criminal Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kerry A. Kelly.