Thursday, May 13, 2010

Former Municipal Treasury Employee In South Carolina Charged In $210K Embezzlement Scheme

Casaundra White, 29, of Yemassee, South Carolina, was arrested yesterday and charged with embezzling $210,012.44 from the Beaufort County Treasurer's Office where she had been employed as a clerk. Specifically, White was charged with six counts of embezzlement and five counts of conspiracy in a scheme that spanned nearly two and a half years between May 2007 and November 2009. According to authorities, White, together with her then-boyfriend, Adrian Coore, 36, of Burton, South Carolina, conspired to create fictitious vendor accounts and then she issued fraudulent tax over-payment reimbursement checks which they deposited into their own accounts. Coore is currently at large and wanted by authorities on five counts of conspiracy. We note that White was arrested in 2007 on the misdemeanor charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent for stealing $600 from the Treasurer's Office. She reportedly paid the stolen funds back and quit, but was inexplicably rehired a year later. Read the story here and here . Update (3/28/11): White pleaded guilty today to charges she embezzled $210,000 in from the Beaufort County Treasurer's Office where she had worked as a clerk. However, her ex-boyfriend, Adrian Coore, who has also been charged in the conspiracy, is set to go on trial later this year.

No comments: