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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

Case # 17NF0906

Date: July 7, 2017

FORMER TREASURER OF NATIONAL PARKINSON FOUNDATION ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER CHARGED FOR EMBEZZLING $286,854

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The former treasurer of the then-National Parkinson Foundation Orange County Chapter (NPFOCC) was charged today for embezzling $286,854 from the non-profit foundation. NPFOCC is now known as the Parkinsons Association of Orange County.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Judith Woodhouse, 52, Irvine

Felony

  • (1) Grand Theft
  • (45) Fraudulent Use of Access Card
  • (5) Forgery
  • (3) Money Laundering

 

Sentencing Enhancements

  • Aggravated White Collar Crime – Over $100,000
  • Property Loss – Over $200,000

42 years and four months in state prison

Arraignment

 

July 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

 

Dept. CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • On May 14, 2008, Woodhouse was appointed treasurer of NPFOCC.
  • Between Jan. 2009 and Apr. 2014, Woodhouse is accused of being a signatory on all NPFOCC accounts and making unauthorized cash withdrawals and several debit transactions to various commercial businesses, in violation of NPFOCC financial rules.
  • The defendant is further accused of providing false reports to board members of the chapter’s account balance.
  • In 2014, NPFOCC noticed several discrepancies after looking through various bank statements and reported the suspicious activity to Irvine Police Department (IPD).
  • Woodhouse is accused of being linked to various unauthorized transactions through a forensic review of NPFOCC’s bank records.
  • IPD investigated this case and arrested Woodhouse yesterday.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Nagy Morcos, Major Fraud Unit

 



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