Latest Embezzlement News

Mississippi probation officer accused of embezzlement

Sep. 23, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Department of Corrections probation officer has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from people who have been ordered to pay court-sentenced fees and fines. Special agents with the Office of the State Auditor arrested...

Ex-Kankakee official sent to prison for $2 million theft

Sep. 21, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A man who stole $2 million from Kankakee and a regional wastewater agency was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and two years of home confinement. Richard Simms, 74, acknowledged diverting money through a fraudulent software invoicing...

Contractor convicted in embezzlement of postal service funds

Sep. 17, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit contractor has been convicted in the embezzlement of more than $1.2 million from the United States Postal Service. Michael Rymar, 59, of Rochester Hills pleaded guilty Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit said. ...

Ex-shoe company exec gets nearly 6 years for embezzlement

Sep. 16, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former executive at a nearly 140-year-old shoe manufacturer in Massachusetts has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for embezzling $30 million from the company and spending it on luxury items and travel for himself and another person, federal prosecutors in Boston...

Mississippi city's top financial officer is resigning

Sep. 14, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city's top financial officer is resigning. Deliah Vaughn, chief financial officer for the City of Columbus, submitted her two-week notice last week, WCBI-TV reported. She was hired in April 2019 to replace Milton...

Lawyer: Tennessee state senator did not steal federal funds

Sep. 14, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated did not use government funds to pay for personal expenses, her lawyer told a jury Tuesday. Rather, Katrina Robinson used profits...

Former tax official gets probation in embezzlement case

Sep. 14, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BERNALILLO,. N.M. (AP) — A former head of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department has been sentenced to five years of probation for her convictions in an embezzlement case. A state District Court judge for Sandoval County last week sentenced former Secretary...

Former Boston police clerk pleads guilty to overtime fraud

Sep. 14, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston Police Department clerk who according to authorities sometimes forged her supervisor's signature to boost her overtime pay by nearly $30,000 over a two-year period has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said. Marilyn Golisano, 68, pleaded...

Tennessee state senator's trial on theft charges begins

Sep. 13, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the trial of a Tennessee state senator charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care school she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses. ...

Tennessee state senator set to face trial on theft charges

Sep. 12, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses is set to go to trial. Jury...