Santa Clarita-based accountant Patricia Cascione will be formally charged Friday with embezzling more than $93,000 from the Girl Scouts and a local cancer center over a four-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Cascione, 52, faces two felony counts of embezzlement by a public or private officer, according to the criminal complaint in case BA471972 filed Thursday.
Cascione is expected to be arraigned Friday in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
Cascione, a certified public accountant, was the chief financial officer of the Beverly Hills Cancer Center and the volunteer treasurer for two local Girl Scouts of the United States of America chapters as well as a Girl Scouts service unit when the alleged crimes occurred, according to prosecutors.
From March 1, 2013, to Feb. 13, 2017, Cascione is accused of using funds totaling $58,863 from the Girl Scouts accounts for her personal use.
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).