Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Former Arizona Treasurer Of Hockey Association Accused In $500K Embezzlement Scheme

Mary Ann Williams, 47, of Phoenix, Arizona, was charged with embezzling at least $500,000 from the Arizona High School Hockey Association where she had been employed as treasurer. According to authorities, Williams used her position as volunteer treasurer to issue herself unauthorized checks and made unauthorized debit card transactions to pay personal bills with association funds. Her scheme reportedly spanned nearly a five year period from 2005 until earlier this year. Williams is also accused of forging loan documents to obtain a $75,000 loan in the association's name. During this time, Williams was employed by the Estancia Club, a private golf club in Scottsdale, as assistant controller. Observers have voiced concern that the club could also have been a victim of embezzlement.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (5/15/11): Williams, now 48, pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges, admitting she embezzled at least $500,000 from the Arizona High School Hockey Association where she had served as treasurer.

Update (6/14/11): Williams was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison followed by 7 years probation. 

1 comment:

Ladee said...

The court minute entry for one case (in 2010) states the text below. Online public info doesn't state exactly what was in the plea agreement. There is a second case in 2011 but don't know for sure who this case is with.

Class 3 felony
A.R.S. § 13-1801, 1802, 701, 702, 702.01, 801
Date of Offense: 06/01/2003
Non Dangerous - Non Repetitive

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the following will be deemed submitted at the time of sentencing: Motion To Dismiss Counts 1, 3, allegations of multiple dates of offense and theft over $100,000 as reflected in the Plea Agreement.