Woman gets one year and a day in prison for embezzlement scheme against Howard University

Stacey Walters stole more than $105,000 from Howard University while working there as an accountant. (Photo, ABC7)

A woman was sentenced to a year and a day for embezzling more than $105, 000 from Howard University where she worked as an accountant.

The sentence was announced Wednesday by U.S. Attorney for D.C. Channing D. Phillips.

The woman, Stacey Walters, 38, of Indian Head, Maryland worked for Howard from July 2010 to October 2011 when she was fired. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Walters was responsible for "preparing financial reports and performing general accounting and budget functions."

Walters had money transferred from Howard to her account and the account of Shantel Brown, 34, of Waldorf. Walters transferred $9,388 to her account and $96,398 to Brown's account between December 2010 and May 2011.

Walters pled guilty to wire fraud in September and after her prison term, will be put on three years of supervised release and pay $57, 586 in restitution.

Brown was also sentenced to one year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in November. Brown will also have three years of supervised release and pay $128,072 in restitution. Brown also admitted that she stole $79,874 in a similar crime from the Defenders of Wildlife when she worked there.

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