Woman enters plea in $2.5 embezzlement case

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FREMONT, Neb. (AP) _ A Fremont woman implicated in her father’s nearly $2.5 million embezzlement scheme has been convicted of three misdemeanors.

Joleen Cameron pleaded no contest on Wednesday in Dodge County District Court to theft and two counts of attempted filing of false tax returns. Prosecutors had reduced the charges from felonies in exchange for Cameron’s pleas.

The 43-year-old Cameron and 51-year-old Kathy Springer-Hesman were accused of helping Cameron’s father, Dennis Hesman, steal from his employer. The 66-year-old Hesman, who died in August, had pleaded not guilty to accusations that he created fake grain receipts at the Fremont grain elevator he ran for Gavilon, the Omaha-based commodities company. Springer-Hesman, who is Hesman’s daughter-in-law, and Cameron are scheduled to be sentenced on March 27.
Courtesy:  Fremont Tribune