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Former American Diabetes Association Treasury Manager Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Embezzlement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Adrienne Carrington, 56, of Fredericksburg, Va., was sentenced today to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for using her positions as financial analyst and manager of treasury services at the American Diabetes Association to embezzle nearly $570,000 from the charity organization. 

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Claude Hilton.  Carrington pled guilty on Sept. 23, 2011.

            According to court documents, Carrington was employed as a Senior Financial Analyst then Manager of Treasury Services for the American Diabetes Association.  From August 2001 through September 2010, Carrington used her access to an American Diabetes Association bank account and accounting documents to initiate unauthorized wire transfers to an account she controlled, which was opened in her daughter’s name.  During the nine-year scheme, Carrington initiated 133 separate unauthorized wire transfers and embezzled a total of $569,827.  To conceal her embezzlement, Carrington altered internal accounting documents so that the unauthorized transfers appeared to be legitimate expenses for the American Diabetes Association, such as postage charges for publications or previously approved purchase request forms.  Carrington withdrew the money she embezzled by ATM, debit card, and checks.  Carrington spent the fraudulently obtained funds on vacations and at clothing stores, restaurants and casinos

This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Uzo Asonye prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

            A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

 

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