Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Embezzling $186K From Orchestra

Phyllis Ann (LoPresti) Shoff, 55, formerly of Dover Township, Pennsylvania and currently of Cumberland, Pennsylvania has been charged with embezzling about $186,000 from the York Symphony Orchestra where she had been employed as office manager.  According to authorities, over a period of nearly 4 years, from July 2007 to May 2011, Shoff used several different schemes to siphon funds from the orchestra for her own benefit.  She is believed to have issued checks to her own benefit, among other means of theft.  Shoff reportedly used the misappropriated funds to support a gambling problem.  She has been charged with five counts of theft by deception and two counts of access device fraud.  Shoff had been the office manager for the York Symphony Orchestra for about 8 years. 

Read the story here and here.

Update (4/6/12): Shoff, now 56, has pleaded guilty to more than what is now understood to be $200,000 from the York Symphony Orchestra. 

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