Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Connecticut Woman Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $1 Million From Mark Twain House

Donna M. Gregor, 54, of East Hartford, Connecticut, has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for embezzling more than $1 million from the Mark Twain House and Museum where she had been employed as controller.  According to authorities, over a period of 8 years, from 2002 to 2010, Gregor siphoned funds from the non-profit by forging checks for her own benefit, among other things.  Gregor's defense sought leniency since they claimed that Gregor suffered from a condition called "pathological altruism," an irrational compulsion to help others while ignoring the consequences of her behavior.  The judge did not buy that argument.  Gregor was also ordered to pay $1.08 million in restitution, plus $323,480 to the IRS for back taxes, penalties and interest on the stolen money.  Gregor had worked for the Mark Twian House for many years.

Read the story here and here.

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