Monday, August 24, 2009

Pennsylvania Swim Club Manager Charged In $112K Embezzlement Case

Jose M. Sotillo, 33, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, has been charged with embezzling some $112,000 from the Suburban Swim Center in Newtown, PA, where he had been employed as aquatics director and manager. According to prosecutors, beginning in December 2007, Sotillo wrote numerous checks to himself, his Internet marketing company, JB International LLC, and for cash. Sotillo also allegedly used the center's American Express credit card to take out cash advances and to pay for personal expenses at a number of retail outlets. The total amount stolen by Sotillo is believed to be $112,219.81. Meanwhile, the club was forced to close down after more than half a century as a result of not being able to meet its utility bills.

Read the story here and here.


Anonymous said...

shameful - this guy committed similar crimes when we were in college but he was never prosecuted... think he'll ever learn that it takes actual work to earn a living? Doubtful.

Anonymous said...

yeah... this guy stole the identity of a Slippery Rock University staff member several years ago and spent time on probation. Wouldn't that come up on a background check during the hiring process?