Latest Embezzlement News

Former firefighter pleads guilty to embezzlement

Dec. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A former Barre Town firefighter has pleaded guilty to embezzling fire department funds. The Times Argus reports that Kevin Otis, 39, was placed on probation for a year and ordered to do 40 hours of community service on Thursday. As part of the plea agreement, the embezzlement charge was...

DA: Ex-municipal official stole $3M from taxpayers

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A former township official outside Philadelphia stole more than $3 million from taxpayers, using some of embezzled money to fund a lavish lifestyle that included trips to Italy and France and shopping sprees for designer clothing and jewelry, authorities said Tuesday. Lisa Moore,...

Ex-marketing executive gets prison for $855K fraud plot

Dec. 10, 2019 4:48 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an airline and a hospitality company that both employed her as a marketing executive, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte also sentenced...

Algerian court convicts 2 ex-prime ministers of corruption

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Two former prime ministers of Algeria were convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for corruption-related charges in a landmark trial, unleashing cheers of joy from pro-democracy activists who want an overhaul of the gas-rich country's political system. The verdict came amid high...

Italy investigates Maltese prof implicated in Russia probe

Dec. 9, 2019 9:58 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating suspected embezzlement by a mysterious Maltese academic who has been linked to a U.S. probe of hacked emails. Agrigento Prosecutor Salvatore Vella said by telephone Monday that his office is investigating Joseph Mifsud for suspected embezzlement of at...

Second former worker charged with stealing fuel from county

Dec. 8, 2019 11:05 AM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A second former road worker in an eastern Mississippi county has been charged with stealing county fuel. Charles Edward Houston of Meridian turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning and was charged with one count of embezzlement. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun tells The Meridian...

Ex-TV station bookkeeper gets prison for embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 5:30 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A longtime bookkeeper was sentenced to prison after admitting she embezzled over half a million dollars from a Southern Oregon television station, along with thousands from a relative with Alzheimer’s disease. The Mail Tribune reports Anne Knifong of Gold Hill was sentenced...

UAW abolishes regional office plagued by embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A United Auto Workers regional office racked by embezzlement allegations is being abolished and combined into two neighboring regions. UAW Region 5 in St. Louis will be merged into regional offices in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Lincolnshire, Illinois, the union said in a statement Friday....

Amid scandal, UAW leaders name Rory Gamble as president

Dec. 5, 2019 1:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers executive board have voted to appoint Rory Gamble as the union's new president. He will serve the remainder of former President Gary Jones' term, which runs until the union’s convention in June of 2022. Jones stepped down last month after being...

German bishop charged with embezzling 6-figure sum

Dec. 5, 2019 1:28 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged a Catholic bishop with embezzlement after he allegedly took a six-figure sum from an elderly parishioner to buy himself a property. The diocese of Aachen said Thursday that Johannes Buendgens has pledged to cooperate fully with the investigation and is stepping...