Friday, January 2, 2009

Mother & Daughter In Pennsylvania Charged With Embezzling $700+K In Bingo Proceeds From Fire House

Carol Gamble, 46, of West Pittston and her mother, Catherine Drago, 77, of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, were charged today with embezzling $734,738 in bingo proceeds from Swoyersville Volunteer Hose Co. No. 1 where they served as officers. The thefts occurred over a 3 year period, according to police. Gamble served as the treasurer and Drago as the president of the fire house. Drago reportedly has a gambling habit and Gamble and her husband were reportedly living well beyond their means. This case was investigated by the State Bureau of Charitable Organizations after Gabmble submitted incomplete documentation in 2005. It is reported to be the largest embezzlement case in Luzerne County's history.

Read the story here and here.

Obviously no checks and balances there.

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