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An international tax executive who stole $4million from her employers claims her husband made her do so because he was preparing for the end of the world.
The court heard that Gretchen Camp, a Swisher International tax manager, used the stolen cash to buy a 460-acre Georgia farm with wood cabin and a 6ft chain link fence, guns and ammo and significant sums of gold for her doomsday prepper husband Richard Camp.
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On Tuesday, she pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud, grand theft and money laundering.
Charges against both Gretchen, 36, and Richard, 35, arose more than a month ago.
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According to prosecutors, the couple schemed to take millions of dollars from Swisher, a Jacksonville-based tobacco company.
Investigators say Gretchen embezzled $4 million by creating bogus invoices and stole another $1 million that the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms refunded to Swisher. She had been with the company for nearly a decade when she was arrested.
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According to the arrest warrant as seen by News4Jax, Gretchen Camp, who was on an $80,000 salary, confessed to Swisher executives she embezzled under pressure from her husband, saying in part, '...because he wanted more than she could afford to buy on her salary.'
According to the arrest warrant, she told investigators, '...the funds were used to buy significant sums of gold and silver by her husband … due to the fact that her husband was preparing for the fall of the US government.'
She then revealed to investigators how the...
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