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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:15am

Ex-Ga. Aquarium Employee Sentenced In Embezzlement Scheme

Fulton County prosecutors say a former Georgia Aquarium employee has been sentenced to 20 years in an embezzlement scheme with four to serve in prison.

District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones said Thursday that 24-year-old Marina Davis pleaded guilty to racketeering charges and 11 counts of theft. Prosecutors say Davis stole roughly $225,000 from the aquarium during an 11-month timespan between 2012 and 2013.

Authorities say Davis was an accounting assistant and was responsible for processing credit card refunds to customers. Prosecutors say Davis fraudulently processed more than 100 refunds to more than a dozen debit cards that were either linked to her bank account or her roommate's bank accounts.

Prosecutors say the fraud was discovered after Davis quit her job and a manager who began processing refunds noticed the discrepancy.