Thursday, June 23, 2011

Missouri Woman Admits Embezzling $187K From Police Group Before She Dies Of Cancer

Lucille S. Elson, the former president of the Civilian Personnel Division of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department admitted that she embezzled at least $187,000 from the unit three weeks prior to her passing away from pancreatic cancer.  According to authorities, Elson wrote checks from the divison's accounts to pay for personal expenses over a 15 year period.  Elson reportedly admitted to forging the treasurer's signature and covered up the thefts.  Elson also admitted to using the unit's debit card for her own purposes, according to reports.  Elson was 70 years old when she passed away and was reported to be a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball team - known as "Mama Lucy" to other fans in the stands.

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