Woman sentenced to prison for embezzling from adoption agency
An Oxnard woman was sentenced Monday to 41 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $700,000 from a federally funded foster family agency.
Kathaleen Prince, 62, was also ordered to pay back the $708,924 to the Inner Circle Foster Family Agency, a nonprofit adoption agency in Van Nuys.
In a probe conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, officials discovered that Prince, who was a bookkeeper and accountant for Inner Circle for seven years, forged signatures and made Inner Circle checks payable to herself and her creditors, according to a statement by the Department of Justice.
The checks were used "to pay for Prince’s personal credit card bills, cellphone bills, the mortgage for a boat that she had lived on, and a vacation in Hawaii,” officials wrote in the statement.
Prince had pleaded guilty to four counts of misapplication of property of an organization receiving federal funds.
-- Rosanna Xia