Friday, January 28, 2011

Former Exec Of Virginia-Based Non-Profit Professional Group Sentenced In $1.7 Million Embezzlement Scheme

Hugh Michael Robey, 48, of Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced to one year in prison for his role in an embezzlement scheme that bilked some $1.7 million out of the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners, where he had served as Executive Director. According to prosecutors, Robey used the non-profits funds to take trips and buy expensive items for his family and friends. He reportedly conspired with Carletta Carter Stewart, 45, of Fredericksburg, Maryland, the group's Chief Financial Officer and Legal Officer. Stewart is believed to have written about $1.1 million worth of checks and other association credits to herself. The schemes spanned a six year period from January 2004 to July 2010, in which they allegedly covered for eachother. Robey pleaded guilty to four counts of embezzlement. He was actually sentenced to four 10 year sentences with 9 years suspended on each count, to be served concurrently.

Read the story here, here and here.

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