Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Indiana Woman To Be Prosecuted For Allegedly Embezzling $310K

Virlissa Cynthia Crenshaw, 42, of East Chicago, Indiana, is to be prosecuted for allegedly embezzling about $310,000 from the Town of Merrillville where she had been employed as a court clerk.  According to authorities, over a period of 5 years from 2006 to 2011, Crenshaw fleeced the municipality by pocketing bond payments and court fees and fines.  She is reported to be the niece through marriage to Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter. 

Read the story here and here.

Update (10/10/12): Crenshaw has pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled more than $310,000 from the Town of Merrillville.

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