August 20, 1994 |
A woman convicted of embezzling nearly $600,000 from a firm in Wayne suffered from "battered-spouse syndrome" and needed the money to escape from an abusive ex-husband, a psychologist testified yesterday in Chester County Court. "She was desperate to leave the relationship," Gerald Cooke said of Carol Reinbold, who began serving a minimum 38-month sentence in April for embezzling the money from the U.S. sales office of Creusot-Marrel Inc., a French steel company. "But she had no money, no savings and no credit.
February 28, 1991 |
Virginia Forrest of Middletown, a longtime champion of environmental causes, is the recipient of the 10th annual Bucks County Women's History Week Award, sponsored by 12 local women's organizations. Forrest, represented by family members, will be honored at a reception Monday at the James Lorah House in Doylestown Borough. Virginia Hutton of New Hope, director of the Hutton Recycling Circle, said her mother's involvement in environmental issues began in 1955 after the Delaware River flooded.
August 3, 2000 |
The township's Municipal Utilities Authority neglected to pay nearly $60,000 in federal payroll taxes last year, and may have to pay thousands more in penalties. An annual audit by the accounting firm Ball & Buckley of Woodbury also reported more than a dozen money-management errors in the agency, ranging from careless bookkeeping to late billing. No money from the authority's $1.6 million budget was missing. "What we documented - for lack of a better word - was just a lack of concern on the part of a new individual," said Dan Ball, an accountant for the firm.
September 1, 1999 |
John A. Collins, a 72-year resident of Falls Township and a former farm and Bucks County official, died Friday at St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township after suffering a heart attack. He would have been 95 tomorrow. He had resided at D'Youville Manor in Lower Makefield Township since 1998. "Family circumstances required him to become self-supporting at 13," said his son, John J. Collins. "He was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia as an office boy for three years before [he became]
October 17, 1995 |
A local chiropractor and his office manager were indicted yesterday on charges that they bilked nine insurance companies of more than $100,000 in fraudulent medical payments. Dr. M. Michael Moore, 50, and Anita Karbett, 30, were charged by a Camden County grand jury with theft by deception, conspiracy and attempted theft by deception, said acting Camden County Prosecutor Joseph F. Audino. Moore owns the Chiropractic Care Center in the 300 block of Haddon Avenue and is the principal practitioner there.
October 9, 1999 |
Helen E. Shute, 92, a Philadelphia native who called upon her skills as an office manager, teacher and musician while doing missionary work in South America, died Monday of heart failure at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center. A resident of the Presbyterian Home in Philadelphia for about the last 10 years, she went to the rehabilitation facility about a week ago after breaking her hip in a fall. For 40 years, Ms. Shute served with the Latin American Mission, an interdenominational agency founded in 1921.
December 20, 2008 |
John W. McCarthy, 66, of Mayfair, a retired office manager and antiques dealer, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Wednesday at Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Campus. Mr. McCarthy grew up in Feltonville. After graduating from Cardinal Dougherty High School, he worked as a clerk for the Social Security Administration in Philadelphia. He retired as office manager of the mid-Atlantic regional office of Social Security in 2001. Since 1968, he had been married to Renee Winkler. The couple met in Margate, N.J. When their son was growing up, Mr. McCarthy coached soccer, baseball and basketball for the Holy Terrors Youth Organization in Mayfair.
May 12, 1986 |
Ferdinand Gaetano Del Negro, a prominent bassoonist and contra-bassoonist who performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra for 43 years, died Friday. He was 89 and had lived in Oaklyn, N.J. Del Negro played under conductors Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy. Originally from New York City, his father, Luca Del Negro, had been a tuba player in John Philip Sousa's band. Ferdinand Del Negro was a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York. During World War I, he performed with the Navy band aboard the Mayflower and the presidential yacht of Woodrow Wilson.
January 29, 1997 |
Andrew N. Yurick wasted little time lining up his staff yesterday as he prepared to take over as Gloucester County prosecutor. Yurick said he would keep most of his top appointments under wraps until he officially assumes the job Friday, but he confirmed that he plans to name Keith E. Johnson his first assistant. Yurick, 44, was confirmed by the state Senate on Monday after his nomination was approved by the Judiciary Committee. "All of this happened so quickly that it still hasn't sunk in yet," Yurick said.
January 27, 2012 |
FOR ALMOST 30 minutes yesterday, embezzler Bonnie Sweeten told a federal judge that she was "very sorry" to all the victims she scammed of more than $1 million over four years. "Not a day that goes by," she said, that she doesn't feel "shame and sorrow" for her actions. "How could I do these things to people that trusted me, to my family?" she asked. At one point, she turned to her parents, who were sitting in the courtroom. "You didn't raise me this way," she said, sobbing. U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn Jr. sentenced her to more than eight years in a federal lockup and ordered her to pay almost $1.1 million in restitution to her victims.