Saturday, April 2, 2011

Calfornia Man Accused Of Embezzling $250K From Public Cemetery

Lathan Duane Williams, 47, of Blythe, California, has been accused of embezzling more than $250,000 from the Palo Verde Cemetery District, where he had served as manager for the Blythe Cemetery. According to authorities, Williams siphoned funds from customers who made pre-payments for plots as well as unauthorized payment for extended vacation and unclaimed sick time and other fraudulent reimbursement schemes. Prosecutors claim that Williams began misappropriating from the cemetery in 2003 and continued until August 2008. Williams had been employed as manager of the facility since 1993.

Read the story here and here.

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