April 22, 2015 |
A bookkeeper at an Atlantic City rolling chair company has admitted keeping a second set of books to cover up unreported cash siphoned from the business, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Monday. Abdus Mian, 66, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to one count of making materially false statements to federal agents. Mian was the bookkeeper for Royal Rolling Chairs L.L.C., which operated on the Boardwalk, according to documents and statements in court.
June 18, 2014 |
Administrators at the Philadelphia and Horsham Veterans Affairs medical centers say their staff have not falsified appointment data to hide delays for patients, according to a local U.S. representative who met with them Monday. Instead, Rep. Patrick Meehan said, "incorrect bookkeeping" may have prompted the VA to include the two facilities in its nationwide investigation of wait-time delays. "They believe you will not see that there was any impropriety with regard to a cover-up or some kind of cooking the books," Meehan told reporters and a small group of veterans gathered outside the Horsham clinic, a plain building with blue awnings in an industrial park.
August 17, 2013 |
A bookkeeper for a Delaware County contracting company stole $853,000 from her employers to pay bills and fund a lavish lifestyle, authorities said. Ruth Phillips, 54, charged with theft, forgery and other offenses, turned herself in to Delaware County authorities Thursday morning. Phillips, of Aston, was a family friend of brothers John and Vince D'Annunzio, owners of Pop Tuna Builders, an Aston company specializing in new homes. The brothers hired her in 2005 to do the bookkeeping, according to an affidavit filed by Delaware County authorities.
July 20, 2013
Camden public officials apparently never learned that making the same mistake over and over again won't change the results. Their state overseers must have missed that lesson, too. For 15 years, the impoverished South Jersey city has been hiring the same politically connected auditing firm to review its books, including the more than seven years when it was run by the state. The relationship between Camden and Bowman & Co. was cited by the State Comptroller's Office in a 2008 report.
July 4, 2013 |
The former bookkeeper of a South Jersey parish has been charged with stealing more than $245,000 from his employer. James Hess, 45, of Sicklerville, surrendered to Washington Township police Monday, authorities said Tuesday. He was charged with theft, falsifying records, and forgery. Hess was employed as the parish bookkeeper for St. Charles Borromeo Church in Washington Township for three years, said Peter Feuerherd, a spokesman for the Diocese of Camden. Hess posted $75,000 bail and was released.
June 22, 2013 |
A former bookkeeper at Montgomery County's Law Library who allegedly used public money for personal expenses waived her preliminary hearing Friday. Judge Margaret Hunsicker transferred the case of Barbara Melnyk, 55, to Common Pleas Court, where the Norristown resident will be formally arraigned July 31. Melnyk was arrested at the courthouse June 14. Charges include theft, receiving stolen property, and conspiracy. She is free on $10,000 bail. The charges came after an audit from County Controller Stewart J. Greenleaf Jr. uncovered problems in Law Library accounts.
March 14, 2013 |
The bookkeeper of the Warrington Community Ambulance Corps was charged Monday with stealing nearly $650,000 from the agency over several years to fund her trips to casinos, according to police records. Danette Lewchick, 56, of Jamison, the agency's financial secretary, systematically stole money between January 2008 and July 2012, the records say, by writing checks to herself and withdrawing money from the agency's bank accounts, often at ATMs within Parx Casino in Bensalem. The checks and withdrawals ranged from $600 to $25,000, records say. All told, the theft allegedly amounted to $642,741 over the course of about 41/2 years.
February 22, 2013 |
IF THERE'S going to be a best-picture upset on Oscar night, "Silver Linings Playbook" stands the best chance of being the surprise winner. That's what Oscar watchers say. Problem is, they add, there's not going to be an upset. "The short answer is no, it's not going to win. Sorry to disappoint all of the movie's Philly fans," said Benjamin Eckstein, oddsmaker at America's Line, a nationally syndicated odds service. "Right now, 'Argo' is the favorite, and it's a huge favorite, with "Lincoln" in second," said Eckstein, known to longtime Daily News readers as Vegas Vic. "Argo" is a prohibitive 1-to-5, "Lincoln" is 5-to-1.
December 30, 2012
Pauline Brotman, 91, a former bookkeeper, died of complications from cancer Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Abramson Center, a care facility in Horsham. Mrs. Brotman was the matriarch of her family, noted for her work ethic and strength. She worked as a bookkeeper for several companies until age 88, her grandson Jeff Lubow said, and she routinely shoveled snow into her 80s. Lubow recalled a blizzard when Mrs. Brotman was in her 70s and determined to shovel her entire driveway in the Northeast so she could get to work the next day. "It was so important to her," Lubow said.
January 19, 2012
Bernice B. Cherry Streets Dept. worker, 87 Bernice Bishop Cherry, 87, who worked for the Philadelphia Streets Department for 31 years, died Friday, Jan. 13, of pancreatic cancer at Kearsley, the West Philadelphia retirement community where she had lived for the last two years. For eight years in the 1950s, Mrs. Cherry and her husband, Earle Cherry Sr., owned the Oak Room, a restaurant at Broad and Master streets in North Philadelphia, said a niece, Joan Merritte. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Cherry graduated when she was 16 from William Penn High School and, during World War II, worked as a teenage riveter on warships at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.