Latest Embezzlement News

Former Vermont tax examiner pleads to embezzlement charge

Oct. 21, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont tax examiner is going to spend 90 days on home confinement after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $16,000 from the state Department of Taxes. The state Attorney General's office says that Chelsea Hoadley entered the plea Friday in Vermont Superior Court in Barre as...

Appeal fails in scheme to get unused school vacation pay

Oct. 20, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a school superintendent who was charged with embezzlement after collecting thousands of dollars for unused vacation days. Leonard Seawood argued that the Benton Harbor district didn't suffer a loss because he actually...

Local W.Va. official sentenced for stealing public money

Oct. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A county official in West Virginia has been sentenced for stealing money from a local board of education and a volunteer fire department. State Auditor John B. McCuskey on Friday announced that 61-year-old Larry Dunbar will serve two to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to...

Bookkeeper sentenced for embezzling nearly $1.6 million

Oct. 18, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia bookkeeper who embezzled nearly $1.6 million from his New Jersey employer over a 10-year period has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison. Peter Goodchild must also pay restitution under the sentence imposed Thursday. Prosecutors say the...

Mayor's son accused of embezzlement applies for probation

Oct. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The son of a Connecticut mayor charged with embezzling more than $80,000 from two restaurants he ran has applied for a probation program. The Connecticut Post reports 34-year-old Stephen Rossi, the son of West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi, applied for accelerated rehabilitation Friday....

Ex-director of historic school charged with embezzling $175k

Oct. 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have charged the former executive director of a school with embezzling nearly $175,000 from the Civil War-era site. Ronda Tucker, of Hillsborough, is accused of spending the money at restaurants, veterinary offices, airlines, Walmart, Target, Amazon, nail...

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

Oct. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland state lawmaker pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that she illegally used campaign funds for her personal benefit. Tawanna Gaines faces a sentence of up to 20 years following her plea to one count of wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang is scheduled to...

Sentencing delayed for charity lead who embezzled over $550K

Oct. 17, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a Louisiana hospital foundation's former fundraising chief, who was convicted this summer of stealing more than $550,000 in donations. News outlets report 49-year-old John Paul Funes' Thursday sentencing has been pushed to Oct. 24 because of a...

Former HR executive admits to embezzling $1.8 million

Oct. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former human resources director from St. Louis has admitted to embezzling more than $1.8 million from her employer. The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis says 42-year-old Nicole Scott pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of wire fraud. Sentencing is in January. Restitution is...

Wichita lawyer sentenced in embezzlement case

Oct. 16, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 69-year-old former Wichita attorney who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients has been sentenced to three years in prison. Christopher O'Brien was sentenced Tuesday and was also ordered to pay $603,000 in restitution. O'Brien pleaded guilty in March to embezzling. Roger...