Google News on Embezzlement

Tonight’s search, much like every night’s search, produced pages of news articles regarding employee embezzlements – just from today.

I have been reading news articles on employee embezzlements pretty much every night for the past few weeks using Google News – keyword “embezzlement.” Staggering to me is that every night the entire first page of search results is just articles that hit the press today.

As I read each article I see the same schemes over and over, and tonight’s results were no different. I also look at the period of the theft versus the period discovered and adjudicated.

The question that is hard to answer is this… is there more instances of theft and embezzlement today, or has it always existed at an alarming level but went undetected in the past.

Here are the search results from tonight’s Google News:

Employee Charges with Embezzlement

WEST, VA – 3 hours ago
Wednesday, investigators charged 42-year-old Tammy Fitzgerald with embezzlement. Police say last week, an in-house audit uncovered several accounting

Amherst County employee charged with embezzlement Lynchburg News and Advance

Amherst County employee charged with embezzlement WDBJ7.com

all 8 news articles

MARYLAND RESIDENT: Town bookkeeper sentenced in embezzlement

Delmarva Daily Times,;MD – 1 hour agoA former bookkeeper for Newport has been sentenced to five years probation for embezzling some $100000 from the town. Forty-eight-year-old Cynthia Reynolds

Woman will stand trial for alleged $355000 embezzlement

MLive.com, MI – Nov 4, 2008
by The Grand Rapids Press HUDSONVILLE – A woman accused of embezzling $355000 from a Zeeland-area company was ordered Monday to stand trial after she waived
Bank manager admits $1M embezzlement

United Press International – 7 hours ago
5 (UPI) — A former private client services manager for US Bank in Cincinnati has admitted in court to embezzling more than $1 million.
Man Pleads No Contest In Cemetery Embezzlement

KETV.com, NE – 10 hours ago
Court records show that TerMatt may have embezzled more than $42000 from the cemetery. TerMatt was arrested in March. That led his church to conduct a spot

Local Man Pleads Guilty In Band Booster Embezzlement

WSJM, Michigan – Nov 4, 2008

A Saint Joseph man pled guilty Monday to embezzling money from a local parent organization. 47-year-old Dean McAteer now faces five years in prison and up

Former Voorwood CEO sentenced to over 3 years for embezzlement

AndersonValleyPost.com, CA – Nov 4, 2008

Witts embezzled over $824333 from the Voorwood Company Inc., of Anderson, and failed to report the stolen money as income on her federal tax returns.

Former Voorwood president sentenced for embezzlement Record-Searchlight

all 4 news articles
Former McDonald’s managers accused of embezzlement

Wagoner Tribune, OK – 10 hours ago

WAGONER – Two former managers for an area McDonald’s restaurant are accused of embezzling almost $20000 from the restaurant. Branstetter is accused of

Charged with embezzling from a Youth Fair Association

WWMT, MI – 6 hours ago

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says that a charge of embezzlement has been brought against a Bangor man for embezzling from the Van

Youth group treasurer charged with embezzling WOOD-TV

all 3 news articles

Ex-bank manager gets prison time for embezzlement

Seattle Post Intelligencer – Oct 31, 2008

The former manager of a Key Bank branch in Tacoma has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $100000 from customer accounts.

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