Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New York Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $311K From Girl Scouts

Yaasmin K. Hooey, 35, of the Bronx, New York, has been sentenced to 3 to 9 years in prison for embezzling $311,586 from the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York where she had been employed as finance director.  According to authorities, over a period of two years, Hooey misappropriated the funds by cashing or depositing into her personal bank account at least 65 checks written and forged from the Girl Scouts' payroll account.  Prosecutors said that Hooey spent some of the ill-gotten gains on a $13,000 diamond ring, a cosmetic laser procedure, gym memberships, clothing, concert tickets and personal travel.  Hooey, who plead guilty to grand larceny, claims she gave most of the money to her girlfriend.  At her sentencing hearing, Hooey is quoted in a statement saying, “I apologize for the situation."

Read the story herehere and here.

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