Embezzlement News

Massachusetts Woman Admits to Stealing From 2 Companies

A Leicester, Mass., woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $300,000 from two companies she worked for. Kimberly Powell pleaded guilty Wednesday to larceny of more than $250, credit card fraud over $250 and making a false entry in …

Some Question Why No Arrests in Georgia Arts Center Fraud

Some supporters of the Woodruff Arts Center are questioning why it has taken so long to investigate what arts center officials have called the embezzlement of more than $1 million. Officials with the Atlanta, Ga., arts center said in November …

Woman Charged With Stealing From Oklahoma Farm Bureau

A former secretary with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau is charged with embezzling from the organization. The Oklahoma Insurance Department says 31-year-old Bonnie Maloy allegedly wrote checks to herself from the Farm Bureau’s account. Part of the Farm Bureau’s role is …

Oregon Bookkeeper Accused of Theft, Faking Death

State police arrested a former Central Oregon bookkeeper accused of faking her death after embezzling more than $225,000 from an employer. A Deschutes County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Christine Marie Harris on charges of aggravated theft and forgery, police said …

Ex-Comptroller in Illinois Pleads Guilty in $53 Million Scam

A longtime bookkeeper pleaded guilty Wednesday to allegations she embezzled more than $50 million from a small city in Illinois to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a nationally known horse-breeding operation. Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, pleaded …

Embezzlement Cases Rising in Maine

The number of embezzlement is on the rise in Maine. Between 1987 and 2002, no more than 20 people were arrested for embezzlement each year. The Sun Journal of Lewiston reports that the numbers started going up in 2003, with …

Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Chief Jailed in $13,000 Thefts

A southwestern Pennsylvania volunteer fire chief has been jailed on charges he stole about $13,000 from the department since 2010. Police say 42-year-old Victor Anthony Fedrick, of Allenport, withdrew $9,210 from the Allenport Volunteer Fire Department’s bank account where he’s …

Plaintiff in Iowa Bias Suit to Face Theft Charge

A former Iowa workforce adviser helping lead a class-action discrimination lawsuit filed by black workers is expected to face federal charges of embezzlement and identity theft. Linda Pippen is due in court Wednesday for a hearing where she is expected …

Oklahoma Woman Ordered to Repay Insurer $250,000

A federal judge has sentenced a Jones woman to 30 months in prison for embezzling $1.5 million from an Oklahoma City electric company where she worked as a bookkeeper. U.S. District Judge David Russell also on Tuesday ordered 50-year-old Lora …

Woman Admits $490K Employee Benefit Funds Embezzlement

A Tennessee woman told a federal judge in Baton Rouge, La., that she embezzled over $491,000 in benefits intended for employees of union contractors in five states. Theresa Waters, 45, of Murfreesboro, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from …