A former accountant accused of embezzlement pleaded guilty to one felony count last month. The woman admitted to stealing nearly $90,000 from non-profit groups including the Girl Scouts.
She originally faced charges of grand theft by false pretenses. Prior to her arrest, the woman had served for years as the treasurer for several local Girl Scout troops. She also handled funds for Girl Scout service units, which provide support services to troops. Following her arrest, investigators discovered additional evidence of thefts from the Beverly Hills Cancer Center. Verifiable losses to the Girl Scouts exceeded $58,000. Losses to the Beverly Hills Cancer Center totaled about $30,000.
In addition to working for those organizations, the woman also did fundraising for several other non-profit organization in the area. Investigators did not find evidence of financial losses among the other nonprofits the woman worked with.
As the result of her plea deal, the former accountant faces 1 year in jail and 5 years of probation.
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