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Temptation may have landed a Grady County woman in prison

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CHICKASHA, Okla. – A Grady County woman is facing three years in prison for embezzling along with failing to file taxes.

Kimberly Dawn Logsdon of Chickasha, Oklahoma, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for embezzling from an Indian casino and failing to file a tax return, according to United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Kimberly Logsdon was employed as a cashier clerk at the casino from July 25, 2007, until her termination on December 3, 2008.

During five days of trial testimony in December 2013, a jury heard evidence that from January of 2008 through November of 2008, Ms. Logsdon double-counted certain winning cashout vouchers presented by casino customers for payment and kept a total of $174,472.56.

She duplicated payments by treating certain vouchers both as scanned by the computer system and as unscanned vouchers that were not entered into the casino’s computer system.

The evidence also showed that she knowingly failed to file a federal income tax return for 2008, in spite of the fact that she and her husband had at least $144,800.00 in gross gambling winnings between May and December of 2008.

Today United States District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti sentenced Ms. Logsdon to 37 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and restitution of $174,472.56.  The sentence was based in part on the court’s finding that Ms. Logsdon testified falsely at trial about what she was doing on video surveillance footage that showed incriminating hand movements.

The jury also convicted William Michael Logsdon of failing to file a tax return.  His sentencing date has not yet been determined.