The criminal trial of the Salamatof Seafoods bookkeeper accused of embezzling $154,000 from the Kenai firm and two other companies for which she kept books has been pushed back at least one week.
Trial call, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, is now on the court calendar for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in Kenai Superior Court. Sheryl Dilley, 37, faces 111 criminal charges for allegedly forging checks totaling $154,206.77 from Salamatof, M & P Trucking and BAS Leasing. The forgeries are alleged to have occurred between January 2002 and March 26 this year.
In addition to the forgery charges, she has been arraigned on felony counts including first-degree theft, schemes to defraud, evidence tampering and falsifying business records.
If found guilty, Dilley could be sentenced up to 10 years in jail and fined up to $100,000 for each of the Class B felony counts the first-degree theft charge and two charges of schemes to defraud and up to five years and $50,000 for each of the other Class C felony counts.
Dilley, who was arrested by Kenai police, has been released on bail pending trial. A jury trial could begin as early as June 18.
The court has appointed four people as third-party custodians for Dilley, who must be in the presence of one of them at all times.
Anchorage attorney John Pharr is representing Dilley.
Phil Hermanek can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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