Latest Embezzlement News

Former day care director sentenced for embezzling, stealing

Sep. 30, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former director of an Iowa day care center has been sentenced to prison for illegally taking more than $110,000 from the center and using the money on video games, clothing and other items. The Des Moines Register reports that 49-year-old Kristine Daniel of Kellogg pleaded...

Nashville firm's ex-leader gets 35 months for embezzlement

Sep. 30, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces 35 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $760,000 from Nashville-based Omnis Health Inc., where he formerly was president. Robert Burton also was ordered to pay more than $1 million combined in restitution to the company and...

2 charged with theft from Warm Springs Confederated Tribes

Sep. 25, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men have been charged with fraud against the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the U.S. Department of Justice said. A federal grand jury in Portland has returned a six-count indictment charging Roderick Ariwite and Thomas Adams with conspiracy and theft/misapplication of funds...

Embezzlement, sham marriage charges get city treasurer fired

Sep. 25, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The treasurer of Philadelphia was fired Friday after federal prosecutors charged him with embezzling money from customers at a bank where he previously worked and entering into a sham marriage to win U.S. citizenship. Mayor Jim Kenney noted that the allegations against Christian Dunbar...

Cardinal Angelo Becciu talks to journalists during press conference in Rome, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal

Sep. 25, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A powerful Vatican cardinal who was sacked by Pope Francis in an astonishing twist to the Vatican's latest financial scandal pushed back Friday against allegations he embezzled Holy See money and denied he did anything wrong. Cardinal Angelo Becciu presided over an extraordinary news conference...

Charles Reader appears in court on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Chillicothe, Ohio. Reader pleaded guilty to five of 18 criminal charges ranging from theft to tampering with evidence relating to gambling and misusing funds while he was Pike County Sheriff.  (Robert McGraw/The Chillicothe Gazette via AP)

Suspended Ohio sheriff pleads guilty to 4 felony counts

Sep. 24, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — An investigation dating back more than a year culminated in a suspended Ohio sheriff pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple felonies, including theft in office. Charles Reader entered the pleas as part of a deal with prosecutors, who agreed to drop 13 remaining counts in an indictment...

UN watchdog: 'Staggering' $36M embezzled in South Sudan

Sep. 24, 2020 6:49 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations commission on human rights in South Sudan says “a staggering $36 million” has been misappropriated by government officials and senior politicians since 2016 as widespread corruption continues to drain the world’s youngest nation. “It is...

Macon court clerk accused of stealing taxpayer money

Sep. 23, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The court clerk of a small eastern Mississippi town stole thousands of dollars in fines and fees paid to the court by taxpayers, the state auditor’s office announced Wednesday. Macon clerk Yolanda Atkins has been arrested on embezzlement charges, State Auditor Shad White said....

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Chinese real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang speaks at a press reception for his book on China's property market in Shanghai. Ren, who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in a corruption case, the government announced. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft case

Sep. 21, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday on corruption charges, a court announced. Ren Zhiqiang, who became known for speaking up about...

Mississippi corrections employee accused of embezzlement

Sep. 18, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Department of Corrections employee has been arrested on charges of embezzlement after officials say he stole prison property and sold it for personal profit. Corrections Commander Carl Arnold, 60, was arrested Tuesday and suspended without pay, Commissioner Burl Cain...