Monday, November 29, 2010

Former Treasurer In Upstate New York Pleads Guilty In $370K Embezzlement Scheme

Gerard J. Whittington, Sr., 67, of Erie County, New York, pleaded guilty to charges he embezzled nearly $370,000 from the Aurora-Colden Fire District where he had served as treasurer. Specifically, Whittington plead guilty today to two counts of second degree grand larceny. Authorities believe Whittington had been embezzling from the federally funded Fire District for at least 8 years, until he was terminated this past summer and used the stolen funds to support his fire truck repair business operating. He allegedly wrote checks to himself, his business or otherwise for his own benefit as well as made unauthorized credit card purchases. Whittington has reportedly paid back some $271,989 but will face prison time and restitution for the remaining amount outstanding.

Read the story here and here.

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