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Car Wash Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement

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(Photo: Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department)

A couple months ago, we told you about a car wash employee in Wisconsin who was caught giving herself a raise to the tune of $45,000. At the end of each day, Leticia P. Bilbrey, 23, of Sheboygan, would take $200 from the register at the car wash where she worked, according to the Sheboygan Press. The money added up fast, and authorities say she stole about $45,000 by the end of the year.

When she was arrested in August, authorities said she faced about eight years behind bars. She was charged Aug. 20 with one count of theft of a business setting over $10,000 and one count of fraudulent writings. Now the local paper is reporting she has been sentenced.

Bilbrey received a five-year deferred sentence meaning her felony charged will be dismissed if she remains lawful for the five years. As a condition, she must pay restitution to the owner of the business in $200 monthly increments totally $21,409.11.

Steven Benish, owner of the Magic Car Wash on North 10th Street, and an employee of Wisconsin Bank and Trust, where Benish banks, initially were tipped off to the concern in early August when they discovered shortages of more than $30,000 in deposits.

When confronted by authorities, Bilbrey said she was trying to pay off debts. Bilbrey had worked at the car wash for seven years before missing cash deposits tipped off her employers to the recent thefts.



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