Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wisconsin Man Sentenced For Embezzling Nearly $200K From Local Parks & Rec Dept.

James D. Ash, 47, of Waupaca, Wisconsin, was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling $150,772.87 from the Waupaca Parks and Recreation Department where he had been employed as director.  According to authorities, over a period of about 5 years, from 2006 through 2010, Ash wrote 167 checks totaling $150,772.87 in his wife's name drawn from the "Waupaca Recreation Participation Account" which he used for his own purposes.  Ash was also accused of fraudulent reimbursements totaling nearly $41,000 of which less than $1,000 was actually spent for the department.  Ash, who plead no contest to the charges in April, had been a 20 year employee of the department until May 2010 when he was terminated.

Read the story herehere and here.

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