Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Virginia Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $120K From Navy Seal Charity

From FOX TV8 on 2/3/2015:

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The wife of a Navy Special Warfare sailor was sentenced to prison for embezzling money from a Navy SEAL charity.

Tammy Mason admitted she stole more than $120,000 from a charity that helps wounded SEALs and their families, and far too often, SEAL widows and the children left behind.

Mason is accused of spending the money on everything from luxury trips to child care.

The sentencing guidelines called for no jail time, but a circuit-court judge sent her straight to prison.

Just before this, she heard from the top executive of the Navy SEAL Foundation, a charity that’s sole purpose is to help SEAL families in their darkest times.

Mason worked part-time at the charity and, according to the prosecutor, turned the foundation’s account into her own personal slush fund.

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