Sunday, April 10, 2011

FEMA Employee In Maryland Charged With Embezzling $149K From Agency

Sheila Ann Howard, 55, of Capital Heights, Maryland, has been charged with embezzling more than $149,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where she had been employed as a human resources specialist handling special payroll payments. According to prosecutors, Howard processed at least 26 payroll payments in the names of former or current employees that were deposited into accounts she controlled. The scheme which netted a reported total of $149,459.23, spanned a 15 month period beginning in December 2009. Howard had been employed by the agency since 1990. Read the story here, here and here. Read the DOJ announcement here.

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