Former York Symphony manager pleads guilty to embezzlement

Posted on: April 5, 2012

A report in Wednesday’s (4/4) York Daily Record (Pennsylvania) states, “The York Symphony Orchestra’s former office manager pleaded guilty this morning to stealing more than $200,000 from the organization to support her gambling addiction. Phyllis Ann Shoff, 55, pleaded guilty to charges of theft by deception and access-device fraud. With an audit of the orchestra’s funds under way, York City Police charged Shoff in August with taking roughly $58,000 during a four-year period. Police filed additional charges Dec. 6, citing another almost $150,000 that was taken and stating that the thefts began in 2004. … Shoff ‘admitted that she had stolen money belonging to the YSO, saying only that she had a gambling problem and she didn’t realize the extent of her problem,’ according to charging documents.”

Posted April 5, 2012