The former administrator of a nonprofit in Prince George's County, Md., was sentenced to four and a half years in prison Monday on charges that she stole thousands of dollars from the organization.
According to a report on Gazette.net, Penny Parker Green was charged with leading a scheme to steal $166,137 from the Arc of Prince George's County and 72 group home residents between November 2006 and February 2012. During those dates, she allegedly used the company credit card to purchase a flight for an Aruba vacation, install custom closets in her home and purchase computers, electronics, furniture and other merchandise and services.
U.S. prosecutors also charged that Green instructed employees to withdraw cash from residents' bank accounts for her personal use.
Green worked as an administrator at The Arc for 13 years, according to staff at the organization, and made an annual salary of $95,000. Arc Executive Director Mac Ramsey told Gazette.net that Green first was suspected of wrongdoing when he learned that she allegedly lied about having her master's and doctorate degrees, even though those were not requirements for the job. Since the incident, Ramsey said, the organization has reviewed it security practices and closed some loopholes to ensure something like this never happens again.
Green eventually was arrested on May 23 on charges of wire fraud.
U.S. District Court Judge Alexander Williams Jr., also sentenced Green to three years of supervised release and ordered her to pay the Arc $166,137. She was made to forfeit the items she purchased with the company credit card.
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