Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov says after an extensive investigation with the Nebraska Department of Revenue, he has filed charges against 54 year old Caroline Richardson.

Polikov says while employed as Controller for Colombo Candy and Tobacco Wholesale Company, Richardson misappropriated more than $4 million over a three year period.

The stolen money is considered income by Nebraska law and must be reported on tax returns.  Richardson is charged with withholding more than $437,000 in taxes, penalties and interest.

Richardson is charged with three counts of income tax evasion and three counts of filing false income tax return.