Urban League accountant sentenced for embezzling

She must also pay restitution in full

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Cumberland accountant has been sentenced after embezzling $251,617 from her non-profit employer, according to the Rhode Island Attorney General.

Manivone Phimmahon, 42, an Urban League employee, will serve one year at the ACI in Cranston, followed by two years home confinement. Phimmahon was responsible for accounts receivable and payable, set up unauthorized vendor accounts, then converted checks to those vendors to money for personal use. She also forged the signature of former Urban League President Dennis Langley on checks.

As a condition of her sentence, she is not allowed to go to casinos or gaming facilities and must be evaluated for gambling addiction. She must also pay restitution in full.

Earlier this year, WPRI.com reported an audit revealed the Urban League was $1.5 million in debt.

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