Former Southwestern Energy Co. employee pleads guilty to embezzling

A former employee of Southwestern Energy Co. has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $450,000 from the company, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Southwestern Energy Co. employed Kendra Walker, 28, of Houston, in its accounts payable department. Beginning in February 2014, she admitted she abused her position to access the company's accounts payable system and fraudulently change bank account information for some of its vendors to instead list bank accounts that she controlled. She then caused the company's accounts payable system to issue payments for invoices that, in reality, the vendors did not submit. Instead, because Walker had changed the vendors' bank account information, these payments transmitted money into 2 bank accounts that she controlled.

From February 2014 to February 2015, Walker embezzled $452,025.56.

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