Image by Dave Lucas

State police have charged a New York woman with stealing more than $150,000 from a customer's accounts at an upstate bank where she worked.

Hunger Free Vermont Phoenix Fund logo
Hunger Free Vermont

Hunger Free Vermont is one of the state’s largest hunger outreach organizations, working with state agencies, schools  and community groups. This week, the non-profit revealed that a bookkeeper has been fired and is being investigated for embezzling from the organization over a 10-year period. The amount of the theft, discovered by the organization’s bank, is expected to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  As the police and FBI investigate, Hunger Free Vermont decided to let the public know about its plight. Executive Director Marissa Parisi tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley the situation is heartbreaking.

Authorities say an upstate New York man charged with stealing more than $50,000 from his employer actually stole nearly 10 times that amount.

State police investigators tell the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that an examination of Lawrence Jaques' (jayks)' bank records revealed that he actually embezzled more than $467,000 from Torrance Construction of Lake Placid.

A former clerk in the Westfield, Massachusetts collector's office has been charged with embezzling $110,000 from the city.

A formal complaint against Susan Duffy was filed in federal court yesterday. She is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of embezzlement and false income tax reporting.

She was hired by the city in April 2005 and fired in February 2011 when the alleged embezzlement was discovered.

The city hired an independent auditor, who confirmed the missing funds.

Former New York State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. has been found guilty of embezzlement charges. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has more…

A jury delivered the partial verdict Monday in federal court in Brooklyn.  It was the 11th day of often tumultuous deliberations. The jury is still deliberating on charges against Espada's son and on four remaining counts against him.