A former Naval Academy cashier pleaded guilty Friday to stealing more than $120,000 while employed at a store at the Academy.
Forty-three-year-old Mary Catherine Lewis pleaded guilty to theft of a government property. According to reports, Lewis stole at least $120,000 from the Midshipman Store between 2005 and 2010 while her husband was a chief petty officer at the Naval Academy.
Lewis apparently made fraudulent returns to steal money and would credit accounts for her, her husband and her children with the money.
A news article on abc2news.com said an audit showed Lewis credited family accounts with $85,000 and also pocketed between $40,000 and $165,000 in cash refunds during that period.
She is facing up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. She is also paying $125,000 in restitution.
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