Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Maine Woman Accused In Civil Suit Of Embezzling $117K From Environmental Group

Patricia M. "Trish" Dano, 43, of Naples, Maine, has been accused in a civil lawsuit of embezzling some $117,000 from the Maine Island Trail Association, a non-profit environmental association where she had served as business manager. According to the lawsuit, Dano used the organization's credit card for personal expenses and forged checks for her own benefit and then created “parallel and inaccurate banking records” to hide the misappropriations. She is also alleged to have caused unauthorized electronic funds transfers to pay her personal credit card bills. The thefts allegedly spanned a 4 1/2 year period, from August 2006 until early February 2011, when her position was eliminated and suspicious transactions were discovered. Research suggests that Dano has also served as the business manager for the Maine Democratic Party.

Read the story here and here.

I strongly suggest that the folks at the Maine Democratic Party check their books and records carefully.

Update (5/24/11): Dano has reached a civil settlement with the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) whereby a restitution agreement has been made.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't anyone read the comments and reply?

Anonymous said...

Where is Trish Dano now? Who is she scamming and deceiving in order to go on with her day to day living? She's a convicted felon, she won't be able to get a job or a place to live, so she will have to go on stealing, lying and conning people in order to meet her basic living needs and be able to pay back the non profit she stole from.

Anonymous said...

Patricia Dano lives in subsidized housing at 56 birch street Lewiston Maine still causing trouble and deceiving people

Anonymous said...

does anyone care, she hasn't changed

Anonymous said...

She has learned a lot about herself and why she did it. I hear the place she is living in now is a horrible place. She is surrounded by a bunch of drug addicts, drunks, unmedicated bipolar/schizophrenics. I would call that penance. She has worked hard to turn her life around, maybe these haters could learn how to be a better person.

Anonymous said...

we all know why you did it its called being a thief but good going patting yourself on the back! especially when you took it from a non profit and was convicted for it! you wrote obviously the comment about yourself

Anonymous said...

the place she lives is a very nice place the only problem is people like her that sits outside and causes all the drama causing trouble for people that have done less then her!

Anonymous said...

A friend let me know these slanderous posts are happening, another friend is the one that posted the previous. Unlike you, I will not hide by anonymity. What I did was 100% wrong, I took ownership of my act immediately, I apologized profusely and paid my dues to humanity. This act will haunt me my entire life and everyday I strive to be a strong, caring person. The only person that has the right to judge me further is our God, which our mothers loved so much.
If you have so much to say about me, please be an adult and talk to me face to face...or use your name vs. hiding anonymously.

Matthew 7:1–29
Judging Others
7 1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and twith the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but udo not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
6 “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

Ephesians 4: 31-32 "Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

Anonymous said...

Jesus also said beware of false Prophets that come in my name! Scribes Pharisees Hypocrites Bright and shiny on the outside but full of corrupt on the inside!

Anonymous said...

These idiots leaving these childish comments are pathetic. Unless you're perfect,( which we know you're not) then shut up! You have a past too! As far as the place she lives, it's ok, the only problem there is the trouble making bullies. The ones who keep making childish comments on here. Grow the hell up!