Latest Embezzlement News

Montana woman gets prison time for embezzling from clients

Aug. 18, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling from clients of her money management business has been sentenced to nine months in prison and was ordered to pay $186,000 in restitution. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen sentenced 78-year-old Ellen Van Ausdol of Bozeman Friday for...

Federal officials: Man admitted firing shot that killed boy

Aug. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal authorities say a man charged in an armored car theft has told investigators he fired the shot earlier this month that killed a 7-year-old boy in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 23-year-old Malik Ross appeared in court Friday on several federal charges,...

Woman pleads not guilty to stealing $700,000 in school funds

Aug. 17, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County woman has been charged with embezzling more than $700,000 from high school student body funds. Cynthia Marie Campbell of Midway pleaded not guilty Friday to 222 felony counts. Prosecutors say Campbell was a student finance clerk at Esperanza High School in Anaheim...

Illinois state senator pleads not guilty to embezzlement

Aug. 16, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state senator has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits over three years from the Teamsters while doing little or no work. Democrat Thomas Cullerton of Villa Park was due to be released on his own recognizance following...

Indiana AG asks high court to take up retirement pay dispute

Aug. 16, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's attorney general is turning to the state's high court in his battle to force two retired school superintendents to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars. Attorney General Curtis Hill recently filed a petition asking the Indiana Supreme Court to accept transfer of his civil...

North Carolina caretaker gets prison for embezzling $330K

Aug. 16, 2019 4:17 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $330,000 from a man in her care. News outlets report 52-year-old Teresa Denise Schneider also was sentenced Thursday to five years' supervised release and ordered to return the stolen cash....

3 former tribal officials plead guilty in embezzlement case

Aug. 15, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three former officials of an American Indian tribe that runs a Northern California casino pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to embezzle nearly $5 million from the tribe, using the money to fund luxurious lifestyles. John Crosby, his mother Ines Crosby and her sister, Leslie...

3 plead guilty in $5M California tribe embezzlement

Aug. 15, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three former leaders of a Northern California Indian tribe have pleaded guilty to embezzling some $5 million in casino revenues that they used to fund luxury lifestyles. John Crosby, his mother Ines Crosby and her sister, Leslie Lohse, entered pleas Thursday to conspiracy and tax...

Former bank teller accused of embezzling more than $60,000

Aug. 15, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former bank teller is accused of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from a South Carolina bank. Jasmine Gardner was indicted this week on one count of embezzlement by a bank employee. Prosecutors say she knowingly embezzled more than $60,000 from South State Bank in...

Alabama woman sentenced for embezzling from fire departments

Aug. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Opelika woman to prison for embezzling more than $600,000 from volunteer fire departments in Alabama. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town said Wednesday that a judge sentenced 63-year-old Andrea Payne to 42 months for wire fraud. Town's office says Payne...