Golf course director sentenced after AP audit uncovers embezzlement

A former golf course director who embezzled nearly $100,000 from her employer was recently sentenced to one year in jail.

As the Knoxville News Sentinel reports, an accounts payable audit conducted in early 2010 highlighted discrepancies in the financial records of Sevierville, Tennessee-based Eagle's Landing Golf Club – which has since been renamed The Sevierville Golf Club. A subsequent investigation revealed that Faye Randolph, who began working for the club in 2004, had been embezzling money from January 2008 to March 2010, when her employment was terminated.

Randolph created fake records that showed refunds for rounds of golf played at the club and then pocketed the money herself. She destroyed records of course fees in order to cover her tracks and pleaded guilty in December of last year to official misconduct, tampering with government records and felony theft, according to the news source.

According to her lawyer, Travis McCarter, Randolph was not ordered to pay restitution and will serve the remaining seven years of her eight-year sentence on probation.

Last month, the former business manager of a Sonoma County, California, golf club was sentenced to one year's imprisonment after an AP audit determined she had embezzled nearly $400,000, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. 

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