The Kodiak ringleader of a scheme to embezzle nearly a half-million dollars from Trident Seafoods was sentenced in U.S. District Court Monday. Isairis Wolfe will spend the next 46 months in federal prison and be forced to repay every penny she stole. The sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline in Anchorage.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aunnie Steward, from January 2008 through August 2010, Wolfe used her position as the bookkeeper for Trident Seafoods in Kodiak, to write company checks to four of her personal associates and one of their minor children. Anne Wilson, Jeremy Smith, Valerie Olivares, and Jamie Fathke were previously sentenced to prison.
The funds were discovered missing shortly after Wolfe was fired as the plant’s bookkeeper.
Wolfe said at sentencing that her addiction to meth clouded her judgment. She spent her half of the embezzled money on a new truck, diamonds and an addition to her house, among other things.
Judge Beistline noted that Wolfe’s scheme was motivated by greed, showed a lack of concern for her co-defendants, and abused the trust of her employer.
It’s not immediately clear where Wolfe will serve her nearly four years of prison time.
Nearly Four Years in Prison for Trident Embezzlement Ringleader