Thursday, January 15, 2009
Massachusetts Woman Pleads Guilty To $375K Embezzlement From Country Club
Bernadine J. Urbanowicz, 62, of Seekonk, Massachusetts pleaded guilty last week to embezzling some $375,000 from the Ledgemont Country Club, also located in Seekonk, where she had worked as a bookkeeper. Urbanowicz admitted to forging signatures on checks made out to petty cash over the course of 5 years while an employee of the country club. Prosecutors alleged that the thefts occurred between 1999 and 2004 and that she hid the cancelled checks and created false entries in the club’s books & records to conceal her activities. She plead guilty to one count of bank fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison, plus a fine of $1 million and restitution. Sentencing is scheduled for April 2nd.
Read the story here.
Read the DOJ's press release here.