Chevron Phillips Worker Cops To $1.8M Embezzlement Plot

By Emma Cueto (October 18, 2017, 7:27 PM EDT) -- An ex-Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. employee pled guilty Tuesday in Texas federal court to one count of wire fraud in connection with a scheme in which she used company credit cards to cheat the company out of $1.8 million.

Darla Kay Beede, 54, formerly an administrative assistant at Chevron Phillips in Pasadena, Texas, admitted to using company credit cards issued to managers in order to purchase gift cards, prepaid debit cards, and copper wire to resell for her own personal profit and passing the purchases off as legitimate expenses, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

The plea agreement was filed...

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