Monday, August 24, 2015

Serial Thief: Four Embezzlements and $1.3 Million

by Gary Snyder

A woman was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling more than $1.3 million from nonprofit organizations designed to help the homeless and foster children, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.

She worked as a bookkeeper for four nonprofit organizations that received federal assistance, the statement said.

According to her plea agreement, she took the following:
  • $133,178.04 from Reservoir Hill Improvement Council; 2012–2014
  • $161,750.14 from Jobs, Housing & Recovery (JHR); 2013–2014
  • $784,781.17 from Between Friends; 2008–2011
  • $226,888.34 from Health, Education, Advocacy, Life (HEAL); 2005–2011

Where was the boards?

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