Former Saint Anselm Assistant VP Of Finance Sentenced For Embezzling
Renee Crawford, 35, of Danville was sentenced to 2 years of probation with six months of home confinement and ordered to pay full restitution for embezzling $66,114.02 from Saint Anselm College, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Crawford was employed as the Assistant Vice President of Finance for the College. In her role, Crawford had authority to manage invoice approvals, enter vendor information, and had oversight of the Finance Office’s credit card program.
Crawford used her access to submit fraudulent invoices for a company that she created, receiving more than $44,000 from the College which she used for personal purchases. In addition, Crawford used two College issued credit cards to make personal purchases, such as family vacations and theme park tickets, totaling nearly $22,000.
According to statements made in court, Crawford is making full restitution to Saint Anselm College today.
“As the Assistant Vice President of Finance for St. Anselm College, Renee Crawford went to great lengths to submit phony receipts for thousands of dollars in personal purchases, including family vacations and theme park tickets,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “Defrauding her employer not only exhibited poor judgement, but it is a federal crime for which she has now been held accountable.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Goffstown Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Kennedy