Accountant for manufacturing company pleads guilty to embezzling more than $2.5 million

May 22, 2023
Christin Guillory, an accounting manager at a manufacturing company in Everett, Washington, has plead guilty to wire fraud and tax fraud charges.

Christin Guillory, an accounting manager at a manufacturing company in Everett, Washington, has plead guilty to wire fraud and tax fraud charges. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington, Guillory stole more than $2.5 million from her employer over the course of 10 years. She transferred funds to accounts set up in the names of fake companies before routing the money to her own bank accounts. Her deception was identified after a financial institution reported irregularities. Guillory is also charged with filing a false tax return for failing to declare the $2.5 million in income she embezzled. Guillory faces up to 20 years in prison, but prosecutors will recommend she serve no more than 41 months in prison.

In a recent quote, Special Agent in Charge Bret Kressin, IRS Criminal Investigation, Seattle Field Office, said, “Ms. Guillory received millions of dollars of ‘involuntary contributions’ from her employer, stolen amounts which she gave herself by abusing her position of trust within the company. Financial and tax crime have consequences, and Ms. Guillory’s guilty plea today is a compelling reminder of that.”