A previous bookkeeper for the Stockyards Northside Rodeo has been condemned to jail for taking $1.3 million from the rodeo for more than three years. As indicated by the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, D’ann Elizabeth Wagner was sentenced a 15-year sentence subsequent to confessing to burglary of property over $200,000.
Wagner allegedly utilized the stolen cash to go on vacations, gamble at WinStar Casino, and purchase two Harley-Davidson cruisers.
The Stockyards Championship Rodeo is a well-known stop for visitors searching for the Texas experience. Tickets are $25 each. What’s more, for a long time, authorities state Wagner was keeping the majority of the cash from online deals for herself.
Investigators found Wagner had set up a Paypal account on the rodeo’s site. Be that as it may, she had connected her very personal informational and utilized a debit card from Paypal to spend the cash on herself.
Panuthos said, “She was the exclusive account holder. It had her name, her date of birth and her social security number.”
“In order for it to be a first-degree felony, the threshold would be over $200,000. So you can image $1.3 million is six times that minimum threshold amount. So pretty significant.”