It’s been a while since we had a youth sports embezzler on our site. This time it’s the manager for the cheerleading squad at St. Pius High School (NM) who was somehow able to slide $18,000 into her business account before anyone noticed. The real question isn’t how D’Andrea Davis got away with it over the past 10 years (account friends of mine say that oversight of these mini-nonprofit groups is zero) but how parents could fork over that much dough and not have any idea of how it was spend or what they were getting for their money.
Source – KOB
They say if you’re gonna go, might as well go big. William L. McKernan III, 45, of Whitpain, PA was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in the county prison plus a five year probation for stealing nearly two MILLION dollars from all of his other clients. Where did the cash go? According to cops, the list includes:
. . . membership to the Union League, tuition bills for private schools attended by his children, a one-day shopping trip for $12,500 worth of children’s clothing, supermarket and restaurant bills and even a tab at a gentlemen’s club. McKernan also used the money to purchase a wedding gift for the sister of the president of the company that he was ripping off and for “client appreciation” dinners.
$100,000 gone just like that and no one noticed? And the real question is: how did they get so much money anyway?
Details from LoHud.com:
The New City Little League’s treasurer has been charged with stealing at least $100,000 from the nonprofit organization, becoming the second Rockland league treasurer in less than two years to face larceny charges.
Joyce Bidnick, 58, of 11 Mark Drive, New City, was charged Tuesday with second-degree grand larceny following an investigation by the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office and two other law enforcement agencies.
Bidnick told investigators that the amount of money stolen from the league since 2003 had reached $100,000, Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said Wednesday.
“An ongoing investigation will determine the actual amount of the theft,” Zugibe said, accusing Bidnick of violating the public’s trust by stealing from children and parents of her community Little League.