There has been so many stories lately of people embezzling from their place of work, or as in the story below, from organizations they volunteer. It amazes me that people don't think they won't be caught!
woman faces charges of embezzling from bellwood boy scouts pack
By CHRISTINA PRYOR
February 26, 2008
Tricia Ann Bowers, 36, of Bells Lane, Tyrone is accused of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property and forgery. The victim is the Bellwood Boy Scouts of America Pack No. 28.
Bowers has been arrested for embezzling approximately $17,335.20 from the Boy Scouts Pack No. 28 accounts from the time period of January 20, 2006 to January 17, 2007.
According to the police report, she wrote 59 checks to herself and her husband from the Boy Scouts checking accounts. She is accused of signing another woman’s name to the checks.
The Boy Scouts Pack also had money missing from hoagie and popcorn sales accounts.
It was reported that several family members began making payments on the accounts on behalf of Bowers to begin paying some of the things off. Her father paid down the hoagie account to $3,405.50 and her husband paid the Penn’s Woods Council account down to $666.90. Her mother paid off the popcorn sales.
Bowers was arraigned on February 25 before Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller. Bond has been set at $100,000 unsecured, with special conditions.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 4 at Judge Miller’s office.