TEXAS CITY, Texas — A judge on Tuesday sentenced a former bookkeeper and her son to prison after the pair pleaded guilty to the felony theft of $123,000, a prosecutor said.
Diane Burnett, 51, of San Leon, and her son Rocky Christopher Burnett, 31, of Bacliff, pleaded guilty in February but learned of their sentences Tuesday, Prosecutor Xochitl Vandiver-Gaskin said.
Judge Wayne J. Mallia, of Galveston’s 405th District Court, sentenced Diane Burnett to five years in prison but gave her son seven years, which stemmed from the theft of $123,000 from Mainland Tool in Texas City, Vandiver-Gaskin said.
Burnett was in charge of matching invoices the business had with vendor accounts. Rocky Burnett ordered parts and put it on the Mainland Tool account, Vandiver-Gaskin said.
A couple of times, businesses called Mainland Tool to verify the purchase on the account, and Diane Burnett would be the one to confirm the order, Vandiver-Gaskin said.