Shell pay thousands for embezzling from employer, but he wants more
Jackson County -- An Ocean Springs woman who admitted embezzling more than $90,000 from a man she worked for while he was sick and mostly hospitalized is facing civil action from the man that could cost her thousands in damages.
Ashley Bandyk, 28, pleaded guilty in March to felony embezzlement. Jackson County prosecutors have recommended a 10-year sentence, with three years under house arrest and the remainder under post-release supervision. In addition, the are recommending she pay full restitution of $91,213 and a $5,000 fine.
Her sentencing is set for April 19 in Jackson County Circuit Court. She has already paid $20,000 in restitution.
In the civil action, the man is seeking a total of $150,000 in compensatory and punitive damages from Bandyk. In addition, he wants all court and attorney fees covered in his case. His attorney has also subpoenaed Bandyk for a deposition in the civil suit.