Saturday, December 7, 2013
From staff reports
PORTLAND — A Kittery woman was sentenced in federal court Thursday to one year of probation for embezzling more than $7,000 from Yellowstone National Park.
Danel Nickerson pleaded guilty in May to embezzlement. U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen on Thursday also ordered Nickerson to pay restitution and a $1,200 fine.
Nickerson was working the cash-counting office in the summer of 2007 when she took a total of $7,429, from the national park in Wyoming, according to a document filed by the government.
The prosecution stated in the document that NIckerson put cash into envelopes — once hiding an envelope among things on her desk and once hiding in it in a trash can — before taking them away.
The prosecution said it could prove Nickerson took the money because there were surveillance cameras in the cash-counting office.