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The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles, California. Photographed by user Coolcaesar on Oct. 11, 2014.
The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles, California. Photographed by user Coolcaesar on Oct. 11, 2014.

 


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.

Related: Detectives Seek Other Victims of Suspected Embezzler

Furthermore, in her CFO role, the defendant allegedly diverted $34,500 in donations from the cancer center to one of her Girl Scouts accounts in order to embezzle the money, prosecutors said.

Cascione faces a possible maximum penalty of up to three years and eight months in local custody if convicted as charged.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $125,000.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Emerging Cyber Trends Team.

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