‘Justice Finally Caught Up’ To NJ Woman Who Stole From Nonprofit: Feds

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsauken woman was traveling on Tuesday to four years and three months in prison for stealing from the nonprofit Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the US Attorney General’s Office said.

Angela DiPietro-Sabatine, 57, of Pennsauken, will also be subject to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $2,644,543 in restitution and the same amount in criminal forfeiture for her theft of more than $2.6 million dollars from the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation ( DRWC) according to officials.

She had pleaded guilty in February to charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and bank fraud in connection with the crime, officials said.

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She was the organization’s accounting administrator when she used its computerized accounting software to create false expense items for legitimate vendors of the organizations so she could invoice services that were never provided, officials said.

DiPiertro-Sabatine then created checks from the DRWC for these items, maneuvered the computerized accounting software to change the payee on the check from the legitimate vendor to herself and forged the signatures of several organization leaders, according to officials.

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She garnered more than $2.6 million from the scheme and spent it on things like gambling and luxury vacations, officials said.

“DiPietro-Sabatine went to great lengths to hide her criminal conduct from her employer for many years, but justice finally caught up with her,” said Jacqueline C. Romero, US Attorney General for the Philadelphia District.

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