Colorado woman indicted for stealing $730,000 From NPS

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Colorado woman indicted for stealing $730,000 From NPS

Postby Todd » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:30 pm

Colorado woman indicted for stealing big bucks from National Park Service

By Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

A Colorado woman has been indicted for allegedly stealing about $730,000 from the federal government while she toiled for the National Park Service.

Lydia L. White, 48, of Hooper, was named in a 198-count indictment on Wednesday, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office District of Colorado media release.

White is charged with 145 counts of theft of government property, and 53 counts of money laundering in connection with embezzling from her employer between March of 2007 and December 2010.

According to the indictment, White allegedly, willfully and knowingly stole money from the National Park Service for her own use and the use of another, prosecutors said.

U.S. Attorney John Walsh, in the release, described White as "a corrupt government employee who was embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars."
"Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody." Calvin Coolidge
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