Monday, January 17, 2011

Former Municipal Bookkeeper In New York Charged With Embezzling More Than $350K

Pegeen Mulligan-Moore, 40, of Valatie, New York, has been charged with embezzling more than $350,000 from the towns of Kinderhook and Greenport, New York, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. Last September, Mulligan-Moore was charged with 18 felonies and two misdemeanors, which includes two counts each of felony second- and third-degree grand larceny and one count of fourth-degree grand larceny; two counts of computer trespass; two counts of first-degree tampering with public records; eight counts of first-degree falsifying business records; and second-degree attempted forgery—all felonies—and misdemeanor counts of obstructing governmental administration and criminal possession of stolen property. Prosecutors allege that Mulligan-Moore's schemes spanned a three year period from December 2006 until the end of December 2009. She is alleged to have embezzled more than $287,000 from Kinderhook and approximately $53,000 from Greenport by depositing checks intended for the municipalities into her own accounts and paying her credit card bills online with municipal funds.

Read the story here and here.
Update (3/1/11): Mulligan-Moore pleaded gulity today to all charges.

Update (6/21/11): Mulligan-Moore has been sentenced to 3 to 9 years in prison and ordered to pay $530,000 in restitution, fines and costs. 

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