Editor’s note: Natasha Trogdon Dowdy pleaded guilty on March 5 in Randolph County Superior Court to three counts of embezzlement of greater than $100,000 from United Brass in Randleman. Then executive vice president of United Brass, she had charges for offenses occurring between Jan. 1, 2010, and Sept. 3, 2015, with embezzlements totaling more than $1 million.


So the “nice lady” embezzled $1,000,000 from her employer over a five-year period.


“It wasn’t all selfishness” because she gave much of it away. We shouldn’t feel sorry for the victim, United Brass, “a wealthy corporation.” It would be different “if someone broke into grandma’s house.”


Really, Jon Megerian?


This was a calculated crime carried out over five years against the company that trusted her and PAID HER A SALARY while she was stealing.


Isn’t United Brass made up of people (some grandmas I bet) who depend on the success of the company for their livelihood? Who gave Ms. Dowdy the right to decide how United Brass’ million dollars should be spent?


I’m glad she’s remorseful and has attempted to pay back as much as she can. Which brings up the next thought — does she have a family that has lost everything including her and been humiliated beyond words?


Forty-four months seems a little light to me.


Gwen Dorsett

Randleman