Latest Embezzlement News

Woman sought for stealing from California wildfire survivor

Sep. 20, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a woman authorities say embezzled more than $63,000 from a senior citizen who lost a home in a devastating Northern California wildfire. The Butte County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that a warrant has been issued for 29-year-old Brenda...

Southern New Mexico city fire chief indicted on embezzlement

Sep. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The fire chief of a New Mexico city hit by corruption in recent years has been indicted for embezzlement. KVIA-TV reports a grand jury in Las Cruces on Thursday indicted Sunland Park Fire Chief Andres Burciaga Jr. for allegedly embezzling more than $500. According to court...

Man who embezzled from union gets 18 months in prison

Sep. 20, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who admitted embezzling from his union has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. U.S. District Court records say 54-year-old Theodore Watson had pleaded guilty to embezzlement and mail fraud. He was sentenced Tuesday in Des Moines and ordered to pay restitution of more...

Ex-official pleads guilty in convention center embezzlement

Sep. 18, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former official has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $12,000 from the financially troubled Genesis Convention Center in northwestern Indiana. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 52-year-old Victoria Wilson of Portage admitted the theft Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Wilson had...

New Mexico judge rejects college embezzlement case plea deal

Sep. 17, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has rejected a plea deal for a former college financial director who acknowledged misappropriating thousands of dollars from the school, officials said. Henrietta Trujillo, 63, was charged in July with embezzling over $20,000, more than two years after she told...

CBS credit union manager gets 14 years for $40M embezzlement

Sep. 16, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former manager of a credit union that served employees of the CBS television network has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a two-decade embezzlement scheme that drained $40 million from the institution and forced it into insolvency. Edward Rostohar pleaded guilty to...

Former treasurer of Kansas town sentenced to federal prison

Sep. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The former treasurer of a small Kansas town has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for stealing money from the town and spending taxpayer money at a casino. The U.S. Attorney's office in Wichita says 56-year-old Deborah Sell of Fontana was sentenced Monday. She...

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

Sep. 15, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to hold on to power in Tuesday's historic repeat election as the shadow of various corruption charges loom over his future. Israel's attorney general has recommended pressing criminal charges against him in three separate corruption...

Egypt's el-Sissi dismisses corruption allegations

Sep. 14, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Saturday angrily dismissed corruption allegations made by a businessman-in-exile against the country's military as "sheer lies and defamation." In viral social media videos posted over the past week, the entrepreneur alleged large-scale misuse of public funds in the...

UAW official in Missouri charged in wide corruption probe

Sep. 12, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Missouri-based official at the United Auto Workers was charged Thursday with corruption in an alleged scheme to embezzle union money and spend cash on premium booze, golf clubs, cigars and swanky stays in California. It's another blow to the union's reputation and comes just before...