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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Luzerne County Man Sentenced To 27 Months’ Imprisonment For Embezzling Nearly $395,000

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy sentenced Scott Capparell, age 46, of Drums, Pennsylvania, to 27 months’ imprisonment and a two-year term of supervised release, for committing bank fraud.

 

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Capparell worked from April 2013 through July 2016, as the administrator of Heritage Mills Personal Care, Inc. (“HMPC”), which provides personal care services to its residents. Capparell admitted that during that time, he diverted $394,516.98 worth of HMPC residents’ monthly rent checks to an account at PNC Bank under Capparell’s control, instead of to the HMPC account maintained at Mid Penn Bank. Capparell and others withdrew all of the diverted funds for their personal use. To conceal the scheme, Capparell lied to HMPC’s owners, and falsified HMPC’s books and records.

 

As part of the sentence, Judge Conaboy ordered that Capparell repay the stolen $394,516.98 to the victims of his crimes.

 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo prosecuted the case.

 

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated August 2, 2017