Second Sentencing in Trident Embezzlement Case

The second of five people involved in embezzlement of $289,000 from Trident Seafoods in Kodiak has been sentenced in US District Court in Alaska.

Anne Wilson, 31, of Kent, WA, was sentenced to 16 months in prison on March 21 by U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline.

Defendant Jaie Fathke was sentenced to four months in jail in January for her role in embezzling $30,000 from Trident Seafoods.

The US Attorney’s office in Anchorage said that lead defendant Isairis Wolfe used her position as a bookkeeper for Trident Seafoods in Kodiak to write Trident Seafoods checks to four of her personal associates, including Wilson, Fathke, Jeremy Smith and Valerie Olivares, as well as Wilson’s minor son.

According to the US Attorney’s office in Anchorage, between January 2008 and August 2010 Wolfe drafted approximately 52 checks on a Trident Seafoods account for about $500,000, and they all shared in the proceeds.

Wilson then created fraudulent accounting records to make the payments appear to be legitimate.

The lead defendant in the case, Isairis Wolfe, is scheduled for sentencing on May 22, while Olivares and Smith are scheduled for sentencing June 4.