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    Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:36:01

    David Coverdale Embezzler Gets Six Months Behind Bars - He stole $287.000 from the Whitesnake singer

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    Reno Gazette-Journal reports that a man who embezzled upwards of $285,000 from Whitesnake singer David Coverdale and his wife, Cindy, was sentenced to six months in jail. Bad man!

    The embezzler Eric Hosmer, 44, was reportedly hired as a groundskeeper by Coverdale and his family, who own multiple properties in North Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Hosmer was submitting fraudulent invoices to Coverdale's accounting firm for payment and got busted for it. Fake invoices = excess payment, which translates to embezzlement. It's a shame for those who go out and work with their hands for an honest day's pay. This guy makes 'em look bad for his fakery and his shenanigans.

    The judge also ordered Hosmer to serve probation for two counts of felony theft and he must pay back $69,000 in restitution.

    Do you think Eric Hosmer's punishment fits the crime?

    —Katie Sheehan
    12.16.11



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