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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Shopper/embezzler gets 27 months

This could never happen to a man. We men are calm, rational shoppers, hunter-gatherers, really - we go in, buy, leave. (Greg races out door for lunch)

Woman sentenced to 27 months in $1.5 million embezzlement
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million from a credit union and buying more than 1,500 items, including hundreds of pairs of shoes and a $60,000 swimming pool, has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.
Betty Jean Barachie, 39, of Kunkletown also bought 58 coats, 16 chain saws, a $25,000 John Deere tractor and more than 3,000 books.

  • Drove the credit union she worked for bankrupt
  • Is selling stuff she stole on EBay; $60K proceeds so far
  • Must pay back $50 a month while in prison, then at least $200 a month.


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