Different cases; Similar jail sentences

Is there really equal justice for all?

An embezzler can receive a heavy or light sentence depending on the judge, the jurisdiction and the circumstances. (Read about this woman who was sentenced to 20 years for stealing $220,000 from a dental practice)

Here are two cases where both employees were given similar jail sentences, but that’s where the similarity ends.

If you were the judge in both if theses cases, what would you have done?

Case #1 – Nebraska woman found guilty of stealing $87,000

Sentenced to 24 -48 months

Embezzler’s Annual Salary $28,000
Amount Stolen$87,000
Length of Crime:35 months
Average amount stolen each month$2,500
BusinessSmall electronics store

she told law enforcement that she used the money to pay bills, indicating she did not receive enough money from her job to cover them”

Source: https://columbustelegram.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/monroe-woman-found-guilty-of-embezzlement-sentenced—years/article_85de030c-b150-537b-91b1-58307f478fa5.html

Case #2: Connecticut woman found guilty of stealing $1,100,000

Sentenced to 30 months

Embezzler’s Annual Salary$150,000
Amount Stolen$1,100,000
Length of Crime:30 months
Average amount stolen each month$37,000
BusinessBMW Dealership

“dropped over $50,000 on a new Ford Mustang and spent the rest of her stolen money on things like lavish travels around the globe, cosmetic surgery, landscaping and remodeling for her house”

Source: http://www.thedrive.com/news/25667/bmw-dealership-employee-who-embezzled-1-1m-sentenced-to-30-months-in-prison