Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Business Manager of Career Center in Pennsylvania Suspected of Embezzling $656K

An audit of the Greene County Career and Technology Center in Pennsylvania has concluded that more than $650,000 was misappropriated by its former business office coordinator, Jo Phyllis Popielarcheck, 54, of East Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania. According to reports, Popielarcheck, embezzled the funds using unauthorized checks primarily from the center's payroll account and operating account over a period of about 2 1/2 years, beginning in July 2008. The case is currently being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police. The center now requires three "live" signatures for check writing. PNC bank noticed irregularities and reported them to officials at the center.

Read the story here and here.

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