Friday, April 30, 2010

New Yorker Accused In Bankruptcy Filing Of Embezzling At Least $200K

Barbara Morrill, 36, of Altamont, New York, has been accused in bankruptcy filings of embezzling at least $200,000 from Calkins Pharmacy in Cohoes, near Albany. According to the bankruptcy filing, Morrill's "employment was terminated in October of 2009 as a result of the discovery of an alleged embezzlement scheme that she had allegedly perpetrated against the debtor for an as yet undetermined period of time. Based upon the books and records the debtor was able to recreate, the losses total in excess of $200,000.'' Kathleen Manning, owner of the pharmacy is quoted in media reports as saying, " appears that hundreds of thousands of dollars (have) been stolen from us over the past fifteen years. Law enforcement authorities are investigating and further details should be forthcoming...

Read the story here and here.

Update (6/8/10): Morrill has been indicted on one count of second degree grand larceny. Sadly, the pharmacy has been forced to file for bankruptcy.

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