Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kentucky Woman Charged With Embezzling More Than $200K From Charity

Kathy Montfort
Mary "Kathy" Montfort, 53, of Louisville, Kentucky, has been charged with embezzling at least $200,000 from the Little Sisters of the Poor charity where she had served as bookkeeper.  According to authorities, the thefts date back to at least 2007 when Montfort allegedly began forging checks payable to herself or her creditors or otherwise for her and her family's own benefit and continued until the beginning of this month.  She is accused of writing some 43 fraudulent checks in just the past year and a half totalling $200,294.84.  The full extent of Montfort's fraud is not yet determined. 

Read the story herehere and here.

Update (4/2/12): Montfort, now 54, has pleaded guilty to embezzling what is now known to be $364,135  from the Little Sisters of the Poor charity by writing checks to herself or otherwise for her own benefit.

Update (9/5/12): Montfort has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay full restitution.

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