Former trucking company bookkeeper faces federal charges

| 7/29/2005

A former bookkeeper for a trucking company in Kansas has been charged by a federal grand jury for stealing almost $100,000 from her former employer.

Sherri L. Nickerson of Byrnes, KS, was charged with 20 counts of making forged securities, the Wichita Business Journal reported.

While employed by D&R Trucking of Pratt, KS, Nickerson allegedly wrote unauthorized company checks to herself, her husband and her son, totaling $93,924. According to the Business Journal, Nickerson left the company in 2004, but an audit after she left found record of unauthorized checks dating back to 1995.

Nickerson faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each of her charges.