Friday, June 5, 2009
Trial Delayed For New Hampshire Woman Charged In $1.6 Million Embezzlement
The trial for Linda Bevins, 53, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, accused of embezzling $1.6 million from the Crotched Mountain Foundation, has been delayed for a sixth time. According to reports, the delay is to allow for a plea agreement to be reached. Bevins, who has colon and lung cancer, claimed she used the embezzled funds to pay for medical bills, vacations and her daughter's wedding. She had been employed as the foundation's payroll supervisor. According to reports, Bevins issued payroll checks to her daughter, Holly Sears, and herself, and funneled foundation money into personal bank accounts. The thefts occurred between 2004 and 2007, according to her own account.