Saturday, March 6, 2010

Virginia High School Bookkeeper, Charged With Embezzling $279K, Resigns

Susan Thanh Litwin, 37, of Woodbridge, Virginia, charged with embezzling some $279,000 from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, for which she was employed as a "finance technician," resigned her position yesterday after her arrest. According to authorities, Litwin took money that was intended for booster clubs and other school organizations. Prosecutors allege that from March 2008 through January 2010, Litwin misappropriated more than $279,000 by writing checks to herself or making withdrawals ranging from $2,500 to $35,000. Litwin reportedly told authorities she stole the school funds in part to finance gambling trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but also to pay for large credit card debts and her mortgage.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (5/6/10): Litwin pleaded guilty today to the embezzlement charges.

Update (8/13/10): Litwin was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for embezzling more than $279,000 from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

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