Posts Tagged: embezzlement

Former Executive Director Embezzles $900K from Charity

December 16, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Board, Director Duties, News, Nonprofits

The former Executive Director of We Stay-Nos Quedamos, a South Bronx housing and social services nonprofit, recently pleaded guilty to diverting nearly $900,000 from the organization. How did she do it? According to the New York Attorney General’s office, Yolanda Gonzalez paid her personal expenses, such as payments on her new car and trips to …


Ex-Charity Head Faces Allegations of $3.8M Embezzlement

October 24, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Director Duties, News, Nonprofits

Russell Brace, the former head of United Mid-Coast Charities Inc, a social services organization located in Maine, is facing allegations in a civil lawsuit of embezzling $3.8 million from the organization. The organization alleges that over 13 years Brace deposited millions of dollars in donations intended for the charity into bank accounts he controlled. The …


Nonprofit Embezzlement Finally Stopped After 40 Months

August 28, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in News, Nonprofits

Wendy Harper started to embezzle from her nonprofit employer within four months of assuming her duties as payroll supervisor. She wasn’t caught until 40 months later. During her time as acting payroll supervisor at Harvest Management Group, a nonprofit that manages 18 properties for the disabled and elderly, Harper used her position to embezzle almost …