Two More Co-Conspirators Sentenced in Trident Embezzlement

Jay Barrett/KMXT
Two more sentences have been handed down in the Kodiak-based Trident Seafoods embezzlement scheme. A 31-year-old Kodiak man and a 35-year-old Texas woman were sentenced today (Tuesday) by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline for their role in embezzling over a half-million dollars from the seafood company.
Jeremy Smith of Kodiak was sentenced to 28-months in prison for helping Isairis (ee-sah iris) Wolfe (wolf) to steal $128,400 by cashing 16 fraudulent Trident checks.
Valerie Olivares (oh-leh-v’air-ez) of Corpus Christi received eight months for helping Wolfe (wolf) cheat Trident out of $45,000 by cashing three fraudulent checks.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aunnie Steward, who prosecuted the case, Wolfe used her position as the bookkeeper for Trident Seafoods in Kodiak to write company checks to four friends, including Smith and Olivares.
Jamie Fathke was sentenced in January to four months prison for her role in embezzling $30,000, and Anne Wilson was sentenced in March to 16 months prison for her role in aiding the embezzlement of $289,000.
Wolfe is scheduled for sentencing next week (June 11).

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