Sunday, September 28, 2008

Embezzlement Suit

Fruitlands Museum is suing its former deputy director and chief financial officer (and three of her children) for an alleged embezzlement scheme:

"The suit alleges that Kempton and her children obtained credit cards in the museum's name and made personal purchases. It also alleges that Kempton used museum funds to pay for personal credit cards; violated her lease by not paying monthly rent for a museum-owned cottage; used Fruitlands funds to pay for utilities at the cottage; and diverted museum funds to her children."

Boston Globe story here. More here from the Harvard Post. Boston criminal lawyer Sam Goldberg hopes the family has "retained experienced counsel to prepare for the onslaught of the filed civil complaint [by the museum] as well as the almost-surely upcoming criminal indictments."

For previous installments of museum financial officer embezzlement, see here and here.