Monday, May 16, 2011

Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Embezzling $3.7 Million

Thea Tafner, 56, of Danville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzling $3.71 million from American Hose and Chemical Fire Company, for which she had served as chairperson. According to authorities, Tafner diverted Medicare payment funds over a period of 9 years, from October 2000 to November 2009, by utilizing a fraudulent account for the company she controlled. Tafner, who was originally charged last December and plead guilty in January, was also ordered to pay $2 million in restitution. Tafner is also the principal of the Line Mountain elementary school.

Read the story here and here.

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