Kristina Harshberger, 45, of Three Rivers, Michigan, was sentenced in United States District Court after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud and three counts of filing false tax returns.
According to court documents, starting in 2015, Harshberger used her position as a controller and general manager of a business in Elkhart, Indiana, to make unauthorized, personal charges to a business credit card. Harshberger continued the fraud for three years through 2018. She embezzled over $800,000.00 in total and did not report the income on her taxes for the years 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Harshberger was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $801,128.23 in restitution to the victims of the offense as well as $233,854.00 to the Internal Revenue Service.
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