Jan 26, 2010

Former WGBH accountant pleads guilty to using station funds

A past WGBH employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling almost $500,000 from the station, the Boston Herald reports. Philip McCabe of Reading, Pa., who worked as accounting manager from 1987 to 2007, used the money for "vacations, golf, dining, liquor and clothes," according to the paper. He was sentenced to two years in prison. He'll serve six months with the remainder suspended. McCabe also has to pay the station's $25,000 deductible on its insurance policy covering much of the loss. “We’re satisfied with the outcome and appreciate all the work of the attorney general’s office in handling the case and bringing it to resolution,” WGBH spokesperson Jeanne Hopkins told the Boston Business Journal.

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