Baytown Woman Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Embezzling $3 Million Employer

Judy M. Green, a 55-year-old woman from Baytown, has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for wire fraud, as announced by U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Green, who pleaded guilty on April 27, confessed to embezzling over $3 million from her employer over a period of approximately 10 years. U.S. District Judge Alfred Bennett handed down the sentence, ordering Green to serve 24 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Additionally, Green is required to pay $3.4 million in restitution, with an immediate payment of $10,000.

During the sentencing hearing, the court heard evidence that Green’s actions led to layoffs within the victim company and prevented bonuses for remaining employees. The court highlighted the extent and duration of Green’s betrayal of trust as a factor in determining the sentence.

Green, who worked as an account manager for a Houston-based building and maintenance supply company, implemented her scheme by submitting fraudulent invoices to secure payments from the company, diverting the funds for personal use. The fraud came to light when a business owner noticed a significant payment to an unknown credit card company in the summer of 2022. An audit revealed that the embezzlement had been ongoing since 2012.

To date, Green remains on bond and will voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility, the location of which will be determined in the near future. The FBI conducted the investigation that led to Green’s prosecution.