Sunday, January 22, 2012

Former Head Of Michigan Charity For The Poor Charged With Embezzling $140K From The Non-Profit

Mary Lee Flohe, 69, of Elmwood Township, Michigan, has been charged with embezzling some $140,000 from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a non-profit that serves the poor, where she had served as president.  Authorities allege that over at least a five year period, from 2005 to 2010, Flohe "used charity funds to pay personal bills, gave herself a $10,000 retirement bonus and cut thousands of dollars in checks to family and friends."  The scheme, in which Flohe wrote numerous checks for her own benefit, came to a head in June 2011, when an investigation was announced.

Read the story here and here.

Update (4/7/12): Flohe has pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempted embezzlement of between $1,000 and $20,000 from a nonprofit or charitable organization.

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