A woman pleaded guilty last week to charges that she embezzled $660,000 from her longtime employer and used the funds to, among other splurges, pay for her son to attend The Haverford School, Philly.com is reporting.
Laura Rogers-Fisher, 49, of Ridley Park, worked at Sho Aids for ten years. The company, which erects displays for corporate conventions, reportedly had to lay off employees and close warehouses because of the consequences of Rogers-Fisher’s theft. According to the article, they lost a $15 million contract when a client learned of the charges and were dropped by their insurance.
The scheme worked like this: Rogers-Fisher was in charge of making checks out to temporary workers who helped Sho Aids at the conventions and she used this responsibility as cover to make out 650 checks for services that weren’t rendered. The checks were cashed by a friend of hers.
Read the full story here.