Gregory woman charged with embezzling from grain elevatorMelissa Kay Vosika, 29, allegedly embezzled $17,553.90 from the Gregory Farmer’s Elevator between May and September 2012.
By: Anna Jauhola, The Daily Republic
GREGORY — A Gregory woman is facing felony embezzlement and forgery charges.
Melissa Kay Vosika, 29, allegedly embezzled $17,553.90 from the Gregory Farmer’s Elevator between May and September 2012.
She faces up to 10 years and a $20,000 fine for each of seven embezzlement charges, one attempted embezzlement and three altering corporate records charges.
She also faces up to five years and a $10,000 fine for each of three forgery charges.
Vosika allegedly deposited four checks from Gregory Farmer’s Elevator into her personal account at Consumer’s Federal Credit Union. Three of the checks were for $2,063.94 and one was for $537.25, according to court documents.
The three other embezzlement-related charges do not specify that Vosika made deposits into her account. Those charges claim she intended to defraud the elevator of $10,824.83.
Court documents claim Vosika altered corporate records by writing the three checks to herself and changing the payee to Farmers Ranchers Cooperative. Because she allegedly changed the three checks, she is also charged with forgery for each of them.
The checks were drawn from the Gregory Farmer’s Elevator account at BankWest Bank in Gregory, made payable to Vosika, court documents allege.
The attempted embezzlement charge claims she intended to defraud the elevator of $7,565.39, but provides no further information.
She is scheduled to appear in court in March.