Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Maine Woman Accused In Civil Suit Of Embezzling $117K From Environmental Group

Patricia M. "Trish" Dano, 43, of Naples, Maine, has been accused in a civil lawsuit of embezzling some $117,000 from the Maine Island Trail Association, a non-profit environmental association where she had served as business manager. According to the lawsuit, Dano used the organization's credit card for personal expenses and forged checks for her own benefit and then created “parallel and inaccurate banking records” to hide the misappropriations. She is also alleged to have caused unauthorized electronic funds transfers to pay her personal credit card bills. The thefts allegedly spanned a 4 1/2 year period, from August 2006 until early February 2011, when her position was eliminated and suspicious transactions were discovered. Research suggests that Dano has also served as the business manager for the Maine Democratic Party.

Read the story here and here.

I strongly suggest that the folks at the Maine Democratic Party check their books and records carefully.

Update (5/24/11): Dano has reached a civil settlement with the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) whereby a restitution agreement has been made.


Anonymous said...

Doesn't anyone read the comments and reply?

Anonymous said...

Where is Trish Dano now? Who is she scamming and deceiving in order to go on with her day to day living? She's a convicted felon, she won't be able to get a job or a place to live, so she will have to go on stealing, lying and conning people in order to meet her basic living needs and be able to pay back the non profit she stole from.