Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Embezzling $1.3 Million From 2 Companies

Kathleen A. McCullough, 47, of Collier, Pennsylvania and the sister of Allegheny County Councilman Charles McCullough, has been charged with embezzling some $1.3 million from two companies she had been employed by in a fiduciary capacity. Prosecutors allege that McCullough embezzled $1.14 million from Mackin Engineering Co., where she worked as the company's accountant, and $139,000 from Radiance Surgery Center, where she worked as the chief financial officer. Prosecutors allege McCullough wrote herself checks and paid credit card bills with company funds. McCullough's brother, Charles McCullough, 55, is accused of stealing $154,000 from a local widow for whom he had power of attorney.

Read the story here and here.

Update (8/28/10): McCullough was sentenced to two to four years in prison for her embezzlement in this case. All in, prosecutors believe she stole more than $2 million from Mackin Engineering and Radiance Surgery Center, where she had previously been employed as finance officer.

Read an updated story here.

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