St. James woman convicted of stealing $14,000 from former Jackson County employer
JACKSON — A St. James woman will spend 20 days on electronic home monitoring after being convicted of stealing $14,000 from her former employer.
Mary A. Keobouaravath, 28, was convicted Tuesday of felony theft in Jackson County District Court and placed on supervised probation for a term up to 10 years.
Keobouaravath was charged in May as a result of an internal investigation by Lewis Family Drug and criminal investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, which discovered that Keobouaravath abused her role as bookkeeper to routinely take money from the company on a monthly basis from July 2017 through June 2018. She was also the company’s medical deliverer.
Keobouaravath said she had taken the money to help pay off her car loan, a family member’s medical bills, a birthday party, to provide money to her incarcerated sister and other daily and moving expenses.
During her interview with law enforcement, Keobouaravath said she wanted to begin paying back the money she took from her employer.
As part of her sentencing order, Keobouaravath owes Lewis Family Drug $14,036.21 in restitution.