Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Massachusetts Accountant Indicted For Embezzling $780K From Harvard Jewish Organization

William O'Brien, 58, of Framingham, Massachusetts, was indicted yesterday for allegedly embezzling some $780,000 from Harvard Hillel for which he had served as a contract accountant. According to reports, O'Brien worked on behalf of Harvard Hillel between 2003 and 2008 through New England Company Insource Services, which provides contract accounting services. Specifically, O'Brien was indicted on one count of forgery, one count of uttering, 11 counts of larceny over $250, 2 counts of larceny by continuous scheme, and 5 counts of failure to file income tax returns.

Read the story here and here.

Update (9/13/10): O'Brien has been sentenced to up to three years in prison for embezzling $780,000 from the Harvard Hillel. He plead guilty to forgery and larceny charges last week.

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