Ponca City, OK

Now: 6 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 6 °F | Lo: 6 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 19 °F 

Lo: 7 °F

Thursday

Hi: 36 °F 

Lo: 22 °F

Friday

Hi: 52 °F 

Lo: 29 °F

Saturday

Hi: 57 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Sunday

Hi: 62 °F 

Lo: 47 °F

Former Beef Council employee sentenced for embezzling

Beverly Bryant - January 5, 2018 1:05 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A former accountant for the Oklahoma Beef Council has been sentenced for embezzling nearly $2.7 million from the nonprofit.
The Journal Record reports that 46-year-old Melissa Day Morton was ordered to pay $3 million in restitution on Thursday. The beef council will receive $2.3 million, while the rest will go to the IRS and an insurance company.
Records show that Morton has already paid nearly $238,000 in restitution.
Morton was charged with bank fraud and making a false federal income tax return in May. Prosecutors say she forged organization checks from 2009 to 2016.
Morton says the money was used to fund a children’s clothing boutique in Edmond and to help her family members.
The nonprofit supports Oklahoma cattle ranchers. Morton worked for the organization from 1995 until July 2016.

 

Latest Stories

Father-Daughter Dance tickets on sale at Village Screenprint

Tickets are now on sale at Village Screenprint 316 East Grand Avenue for the 2018 Father-Daughter...

Young girl killed by pet dog at Duncan home; police kill animal

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) – Police in a southwest Oklahoma town are investigating after a young girl...

Department of Transportation updates road conditions at 4 p.m.

Clearance operations continue in northeast Oklahoma, where slick and hazardous driving conditions are reported on highways...