June 28, 2009
Kimberly Boone’s Past Comes Back To Haunt Her - Woman Charged With Shooting Husband Embezzled More Than $765,000, Lived Lavishly
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Winter Spring, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Kimberly Boone, a 42-year-old Winter Springs woman who admitted to shooting her husband in a darkened garage last March was in deep financial trouble - now investigators say she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her former employer.
In late March, The Weekly Vice reported on a horrific story in which a wife lured her husband into their darkened garage and then shot him in the chest. Although she claimed burglars shot her husband, investigators believe she was the shooter . After changing her story several times, she finally admitted to shooting her husband.
Our story ended on the speculation that there was more to the story. Just months before the shooting, the Boone's house caught fire. A short time after Kimberly Boone left their residence, the house burst into flames. Robert Boone, who had fallen asleep, was pulled to safety through a bedroom window.
Now, the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place. Kimberly Boone, who played the role of a loving wife who was kind to her neighbors and family, was in deep financial trouble and about to become the target of an FBI investigation.
Authorities say Kimberly Boone is under investigation for embezzling more than $765,000 from a company in Fredrick, Maryland where she worked. They believe Boone embezzled the money from her employer, I-Hire, while handling the company's finances from her home in Florida.
The company began to investigate it's finances in November when it discovered Boone had wired herself $10,000 from company accounts. Investigators say she used the money to pay down her personal credit card.
After conducting an internal audit, the company discovered it was missing more than $765,000. Worse yet, the company learned Boone hadn't paid it's federal withholding tax for three years - another $380,000 missing.
On Dec. 18, she reportedly admitted to her now-former employer that she had stolen the money. When Robert Boone learned of the theft, he warned that he was going to leave her. One month later, the family home burst into flames just minutes after witnesses saw Kimberly Boone leave. A subsequent investigation revealed the fire had been set in the bedroom nightstand.
Investigators followed the money, discovering Boone was trying to pay down the mortgages of two homes. She and her husband resided in one home, while Robert Boone's parents lived in the other home.
Kimberly Boone is also reported to have been generous with the money, paying large amounts of her relative's living expenses in $4,000 and $5,000 increments. She also spent lavishly on herself, spending thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery and shopping sprees.
"We have a great life," Boone told Sheriff's Office investigators after the shooting. "We get along, we don't have any financial difficulties, we have quite a bit of money in the bank."
Now that the money has been seized by federal investigators, the lavish life she lived is over. Kimberly Boone applied for state-provided legal council, claiming herself indigent. Her account balance at the John E. Poke Correctional Facility? $21.66 as of today's date.
She now faces charges of Attempted Homicide for the shooting, Attempted Homicide in connection to the fire at her house. Arson, for setting fire to the residence and Embezzlement. Her next hearing date has been set for August 19, 2009.
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