Latest Embezzlement News

Ex-Nevada Senate leader faces sentencing for misuse of funds

Jul. 18, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former top Nevada Democratic lawmaker is seeking probation and promising to make restitution while federal prosecutors want him to serve more than two years in prison for misusing campaign funds. Ex-Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson is due for sentencing Thursday in U.S. District...

Sisters charged with stealing money from college group

Jul. 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two sisters have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from a group that represents Illinois private colleges in the capital. Sangamon County State's Attorney Dan Wright says the theft was between $100,000 and $500,000, from 2010 to 2017. The State Journal-Register says...

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

Jul. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme that involved the use of "ghost students" to artificially inflate enrollment numbers, investigators allege. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent...

2 North Carolina businessmen accused of embezzling tax funds

Jul. 17, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Revenue says it's arrested two businessmen on felony embezzlement charges. A news release from the department says 47-year-old Charles Burgess and 51-year-old Peter Mark-Anthony Ellison are each charged with embezzlement of state property and...

Former tech company employee sentenced for embezzling $1.9M

Jul. 17, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri technology company employee has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for embezzling $1.9 million. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 45-year-old Leaman George Crews III also was ordered Tuesday to repay the money. Prosecutors say Crews used a company...

Golf course designer employee sentenced for embezzlement

Jul. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend-area woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling nearly $200,000 while working as the office manager for well-known golf course designer David McLay Kidd. KTVZ-TV reports 40-year-old Katrina Cannon pleaded no contest May 1 to four of the 16 charges she faced and...

Man charged with embezzling from state Senate campaign

Jul. 16, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former treasurer of a state Senate campaign has been charged with embezzling more than $10,000 in campaign funds. State prosecutors say 45-year-old William Baker, of Farmington, took the money from the 2014 campaign of Republican Bill Wadsworth, a former state representative who...

Montana former undersheriff pleads no contest to gun theft

Jul. 15, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana undersheriff has entered a no contest plea to a charge he took department firearms when he retired. The Great Falls Tribune reports that John Glen Stevens entered the plea to a charge of felony theft Monday in Cascade County District Court in Great Falls....

Tennessee bookkeeper sought after skipping jury verdict

Jul. 15, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a bookkeeper who was convicted of embezzling more than $250,000 from a Tennessee lawyer but failed to appear for the jury verdict announcement. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 51-year-old Teresa Sumpter was present for every day of her...

4 Crow Creek tribal members accused of embezzlement

Jul. 13, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say the former chairwoman of the Crow Creek Sioux and three other past or present council members have pleaded not guilty to embezzling from the South Dakota tribe. United States Attorney Ron Parsons says former tribal chairwoman Roxanne Lynette Sazue, Roland Robert...