Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wisconsin Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $144K From Non-Profit Dedicated To Domestic Violence Intervention
From the Lacrosse Tribune on 11/12/14:
Portner gets prison time for DVIP embezzlement
MADISON - A former La Crosse woman who embezzled $144,544 from an anti-domestic violence organization, causing it to close, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to six months in prison and ordered to make restitution. Lori Portner, 53, had been the office manager of the Domestic Violence Intervention Project until 2007 when her position was reduced to a $15 an hour part-time bookkeeper, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita Rumbelow said. Portner used her check-writing authority between 2007 and June 30, 2010, to overpay herself by $116,988. She also used a DVIP credit card to make about $27,000 in personal purchases, Rumbelow said.
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