Friday, January 14, 2011

Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced In $431K Embezzlement Scheme

Serena Thomas-Erby, 53, of Pennsauken, Pennsylvania was sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzling at least $431,181 from Global Associates, Ltd., where she had been employed as a budget analyst. Global Associates had a contract with the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Office which maintains inactive vessels at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and elsewhere. According to authorities, Thomas-Erby and a co-conspirator, Marian Murphy, 61, of Sewell, Pennsylvania, submitted bogus reimbursement requests over a 7 year period from 2000 until 2007. They were indicted in June 2010 on seven felony counts, including conspiracy, conversion of government funds, wire fraud and aiding & abetting. Thomas-Erby was ordered to pay restitution of $793,000.

Read the story here and here.Link

Read the original indictment here.

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