Thursday, August 26, 2010

Former Louisiana Non-Profit Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1 Million

Abigail John, 39, of New Orleans, Louisiana, has plead guilty to charges she embezzled more than $1 million from Louisiana Veterans Research & Education Corporation, (LVREC), a non-profit agency with a US Army contract where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to authorities, John embezzled the funds by depositing fraudulent company checks into her personal accounts, cashing fraudulent checks, and by diverting fraudulent company checks to her mortgage company. John was indicted this past June on 11 felony counts, including federal program fraud, embezzlement of federal program funds, wire and mail fraud, and money laundering. According to the indictment, John's scheme spanned at least 3 years from 2003 until 2006.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement of John's indictment here.

Read the indictment here.

1 comment:

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