CINCINNATI -- A federal judge sentenced a former Procter & Gamble employee to more than a year in prison Wednesday for defrauding the company of more than $454,000.
Susan Ruhe, 54, was an executive secretary at P&G. Authorities said she defrauded the company by asking the payment department to issue corporate checks, which she used to make payments on her personal credit cards between 2007 and 2013.
Ruhe used an executive's email without consent to approve her requests more than 40 times.
Judge Timothy Black sentenced Ruhe to 21 months in prison and four years of supervised release for one count of bank fraud.
Additionally, Ruhe agreed to pay back $454,116.47 in restitution to P&G.