Bookkeeper Agrees to Plead Guilty to Embezzlement from Better Homes Fund, Reports U.S. Attorney

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Attorney

    BOSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A Stoneham bookkeeper agreed to plead
 guilty to embezzlement of federal funds from the Better Homes Fund, a non-
 profit organization conducting research and program development for homeless
 families and children.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced today that EVELYN GLAZER
 MARCELJA, 41, of Stoneham, Massachusetts, plead guilty to a one count criminal
 Information charging her with embezzlement of federal funds in an amount of
 $83,025 from the Better Homes Fund ("BHF") of Newton Centre, Massachusetts,
 where she was a bookkeeper.
     The Information alleges that MARCELJA made out checks to herself diverting
 federal grant monies provided to BHF to her personal account.  BHF receives
 grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse
 Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute of Justice to
 conduct research on programs for the homeless.  From August 1995 until
 December 1996, MARCELJA stole monies from BHF's operating account and she then
 reduced the cash deposits to the general ledger to avoid detection of her
 theft.
     MARCELJA faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000
 fine.
     The case was investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services
 and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan G. Winkler of Stern's
 Health Care Fraud Unit.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Attorney
    BOSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A Stoneham bookkeeper agreed to plead
 guilty to embezzlement of federal funds from the Better Homes Fund, a non-
 profit organization conducting research and program development for homeless
 families and children.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced today that EVELYN GLAZER
 MARCELJA, 41, of Stoneham, Massachusetts, plead guilty to a one count criminal
 Information charging her with embezzlement of federal funds in an amount of
 $83,025 from the Better Homes Fund ("BHF") of Newton Centre, Massachusetts,
 where she was a bookkeeper.
     The Information alleges that MARCELJA made out checks to herself diverting
 federal grant monies provided to BHF to her personal account.  BHF receives
 grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse
 Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute of Justice to
 conduct research on programs for the homeless.  From August 1995 until
 December 1996, MARCELJA stole monies from BHF's operating account and she then
 reduced the cash deposits to the general ledger to avoid detection of her
 theft.
     MARCELJA faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000
 fine.
     The case was investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services
 and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan G. Winkler of Stern's
 Health Care Fraud Unit.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Attorney