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Woman sentenced to 2 ½ years for embezzling $366,000 from Kansas City accounting firm's client

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A Kansas City woman was sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison without parole for embezzling from an accounting firm's client.

Forty-five-year-old Julie A. Hughes was sentenced Tuesday and also ordered to pay $425,250 in restitution. She pleaded guilty in February to receiving stolen money that crossed state lines and to making a false statement on a tax return.

Federal prosecutors say while Hughes was an accountant for Professional Accounting Systems, she embezzled $366,453 from a client, Pathfinder Systems. She created a bank account for a fictitious employee and directed 167 fraudulent transactions to the account. She then transferred most of the funds to other bank accounts for her own use.

Hughes also admitted she didn't report the embezzled money on her federal income tax returns.

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