Midvale woman arrested in Lake Powell houseboat scheme

Published online: Sep 03, 2008 News Ben Winslow, Deseret News
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Gina Francis Isakson, 42, was arrested Thursday and charged in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court with second-degree felony racketeering; three counts of money laundering, a second-degree felony; four counts of second-degree felony theft; four counts of third-degree felony theft; and 14 counts of third-degree felony forgery.
Isakson has been under investigation since November 2006 when the Utah Attorney General's financial crimes unit received information about the illegal operation of a houseboat named Desert Ruby at Lake Powell, according to a probably cause statement filed with the charges.
Attorney general's financial crimes agent Steven Sperry wrote that Isakson was accused of writing checks to herself and obtaining a debit card in Desert Ruby's name.
While working for a company called Interior Development Inc., agents contend, Isakson wrote a number of checks to Desert Ruby.
"The owners of Interior Development Inc., informed (law enforcement) that 29 checks were found to be unauthorized or contained a forged signature. The total of the checks amounted to approximately $230,805," Sperry wrote.

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