facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Embezzled funds sent to man in Nigeria

Aug. 30, 2011 at 11:44 AM   |   Comments

GOOCHLAND, Va., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A Virginia state audit has revealed a county treasurer who pleaded guilty to embezzling $180,000 in public funds sent the money to a man in Nigeria.

Brenda Grubbs, former Goochland County treasurer, faces life in prison at her sentencing scheduled for Dec. 13, The Washington Times reported Tuesday.

Prosecutor Jeffrey Haislip said the state audit revealed that virtually all the money Grubbs pleaded guilty to embezzling went to a man named "Bobby Johnson" that Grubbs met on the dating Web site match.com.

Johnson told Grubbs he was from Northern Virginia but was working in Nigeria.

Grubbs used several techniques to embezzle the money, the audit found.

A majority of the funds were withdrawn from the county account at the bank. In other cases, Grubbs tampered with deposits.

Haislip told the newspaper Grubbs' lawyer is expected to argue at sentencing that his client had been battling illness, including depression, which may have contributed to her actions.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
2
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test
3
U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks
4
New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year
5
Man suspected of killing woman sets himself on fire on Ohio highway Man suspected of killing woman sets himself on fire on Ohio highway
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback