She embezzled from her employer, a Savannah bed and breakfast.
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. — The former manager of a bed and breakfast family business in Savannah has been sentenced to several years in prison for embezzlement, according to the Department of Justice.
Chiquita Blake has been sentenced to 51 months in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud, the DOJ said. Blake was also ordered to pay $508,114.37 in restitution, to serve three years of supervised released and perform 40 hours of community service.
“Chiquita Blake was a trusted employee of a family owned business, and stole from her employer to fuel a lifestyle far beyond her means,” U.S. Attorney David H. Estes said in a press release. “She’s now being held accountable for her unbridled greed.”
Blake was employed as the manager of a bed and breakfast in Savannah’s Historic District from 2005 to 2020. From May 2015 through Dec. 2020, Blake manipulated the inn’s reservation system to transfer business funds into her …