Thursday, December 17, 2015

Another Massive Vets Charity Fraud

by Gary Snyder

A former bookkeeper for the National Veterans Service Fund in Darien (CT) has pleaded guilty to charges related to her stealing about $800,000 from the organization.

She pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion offenses for her embezzlement.

The NVSF provides social services and medical assistance to veterans from the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars, as well as their families.

Police said she started at NVSF in 2008 and was responsible for payroll and disbursement of funds to clients. She is accused of writing unauthorized checks to herself and family members for personal expenses, though she tried to cover it up by claiming the money was given to veterans in need.

The tax evasion charge is due to her not reporting the embezzled money on her federal tax returns, resulting in a federal tax loss of more than $270,000.

The theft spanned over five years, from January 2009 to June 2014.

Where was the Board; where were the audits?





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