A southwest Iowa woman is heading to prison on charges she ripped off more than a quarter-million dollars from the Nebraska company where she worked. Linda Wilson of Council Bluffs is sentenced to 21 months in a federal prison and has to pay $266,000 restitution.
The 58-year-old Wilson worked as a bookkeeper for Novia Corporation, an Omaha-based Internet service provider. Prosecutors said Wilson stole the money from the company over five years and put it in her personal account. She was arrested last summer and was sentenced Tuesday.
Since the stolen checks were taken across state lines, Wilson was hit with the federal charge of interstate transportation of stolen property.