Sunday, November 6, 2011

Michigan Woman Charged With Embezzling More Than $100K From School

Keisha J. Veryser, 36, of Hayes Township, Michigan has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the St. Mary School  in Charlevoix, Michigan, where she had served as principal.  According to prosecutors, over a period of about 3 1/2 years, from from September 2006 through March 2010, Veryser siphoned funds from school coffers to pay for personal expenses and for her own benefit.  Veryser has also been embroied in civil litigation with the Diocese of Gaylord, which sued her for recovery of funds.  She has also been charged with perjury as a result of allegedly false statements made in the civil matter.  She is due to go on trial for the criminal charges next April.

Read the story here and here.

Update (3/10/12): Veryser reached a plea agreement pleading guilty to 2 embezzlement charges.

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