A woman who was convicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a trucking company has been sentenced to prison for what a judge called her “cunning and sophisticated” crimes.
Woman Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison
On Tuesday a Michigan judge sentenced 25 year old Ilderina Kajtezovic to a prison sentence of between two and 20 years after she pled guilty to embezzlement charges. She was also sentenced to a prison term of 14 months to seven years for using a computer to commit a crime. Her two prison terms will run concurrently.
Kajtezovic and her father Sakib Kajtezovic, 45, both worked at AA Transportation in Kent County until they were both arrested for embezzlement last year. The pair reportedly submitted fraudulent invoices worth over $750,000 to a billing company. The Kajezovics also allegedly signed for about $100,000 worth of loans in the name of AA Transportation.
Trucking Company Forced Out Of Business
Because of the embezzlement, AA Transportation was forced to shut its doors for good. Said Kent County Circuit Court Judge Donald Johnston, “I see her as a cunning and sophisticated embezzler who, by her crimes, has put out of business one of her fellow immigrants and left him sitting on the curb, leaving a number of people unemployed.’’
Sakib Kajtezovic has pled ‘no contest’ to embezzlement charges and will be sentenced next month.