Latest Embezzlement News

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...

Accountant sent to prison for stealing from clients

Dec. 5, 2019 8:09 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts accountant was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison for embezzling almost $1.3 million from his clients. Jeffrey Kellem, 49, of Newton, was also ordered to pay restitution and fined $250,000, according to federal prosecutors in Boston. He pleaded guilty in September to...

Armenia’s ex-president accused of embezzlement

Dec. 4, 2019 1:48 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s state investigative agency has accused the nation’s former president of embezzlement — charges he dismisses as political. The Special Investigation Service said Wednesday that Serzh Sargsyan, Armenia’s president for a decade from 2008, is...

San Diego man admits taking charitable trusts money

Dec. 4, 2019 12:49 PM EST

A former trustee pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to charges involving embezzlement of funds from charitable trusts. Earl Nelson Feldman pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud and filing false tax returns, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Prosecutors said Feldman admitted stealing more than $1.6 million...

Convicted Colorado felon accused of embezzlement in Nebraska

Dec. 4, 2019 7:52 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A woman already on parole for fraud in Colorado has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling from a Lincoln chiropractic business where she worked. Ann Crall, 40, of Lincoln, appeared in Lancaster County Court on Tuesday on a felony charge of theft by deception, the Lincoln Journal...

Former prosecutor says corrupt congressman got ‘great’ deal

Dec. 3, 2019 6:59 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to use at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses under a plea deal that a former federal prosecutor called “great” for the congressman who had faced 60 counts....

Former clerk pleads guilty to taking more than $100,000

Dec. 3, 2019 4:33 PM EST

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A former Hancock County Justice Court employee is pleading guilty to two counts of embezzlement after investigators found she stole more than $100,000. Local news outlets report Dana Sue Beaman pleaded guilty Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court. The state auditor’s...