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Federal Embezzlement Conviction Based on Phony Invoices

In a recent article on a South Georgia news site, it was reported that a former YMCA director was convicted under federal law of embezzling almost one million dollars from his organization between 1999 and 2002. The federal charge was based on the fact that the funds were federal money given to the organization.

The method of embezzlement was disguising transfers as legitimate payments to an accomplice's landscaping business.  The use of phony invoices to embezzle funds is quite common.

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