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Former St. Charles corporate executive sentenced for fraudulently using company credit card for luxury baseball tickets

Tara Sabatini has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after fraudulently using a St. Louis company credit card
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ST. LOUIS — A 45-year-old St. Charles woman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after fraudulently using a St. Louis company's credit card.

Tara Sabatini pleaded guilty last October to one count of wire fraud.

Sabatini was formerly employed as a “Senior Director of Sales” by a company located in St. Louis, Missouri that sold wholesale amounts of food to various commercial customers, typically grocery store chains.

According the press release, the company provided Sabatini with a company-funded corporate credit card and authorized her to use the credit card for official business, including work travel and some client expenses.

During 2017 and 2018, Sabatini used her corporate credit card to fund personal expenses, including but not limited to purchasing luxury ticket packages from a Major League Baseball team located in New York. She frequently engaged in electronic communications with New York employees of the team for ticket purchase and delivery purposes. After receiving these tickets, Sabatini attended some of the baseball games and also gave some of the tickets to her friends and family. Sabatini further sold some of the baseball tickets through an Internet service and spent the proceeds of the ticket sales on her personal expenses.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Last August another woman, Christen Diane Schulte, pleaded guilty to fraud after scheming away $727,000 from several financial institutions in the Franklin County area including the Berger Levee District of Franklin County.

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