Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Delaware Woman Charged In $300K Embezzlement Scheme
Karen C. Hunt, 48, of Old New Castle, Delaware, was charged yesterday with embezzling nearly $300,000 from Aquilla of Delaware, a local adolescent drug and alcohol treatment center, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper and billing manager. Specifically, Hunt was charged with felony theft and six counts of falsifying business records in a scheme where she allegedly deposited reimbursement checks into her personal checking account and then falsified the books and records to hide the thefts. Authorities believe that over a five year period, from April 13, 2005 to April 5, 2010, Hunt deposited at least 343 checks meant for deposit for Aquilla into her account totaling $296,902.50.