A former director for a nonprofit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been accused of embezzling well over $100,000 from the people she was supposed to help.
Penny Parker Green, the former residential director for the southern region for the Arc of Prince George's County, used the money to pay for lavish Caribbean vacations, clothing, furniture and home renovations, according to charging documents.
Green was charged last week with wire fraud and faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. She used the company credit card and even took from the petty cash, charging documents claim.
Richard Finci, Green's defense attorney, said Friday that he was still reviewing the materials and unable to comment.
Officials from the Arc of Prince George's County could not be reached for comment late Friday.
According to the affidavit from law enforcement authorities, the theft was discovered last summer after an internal audit by the organization, which provides in-home support, housing and employment and other services for people with intellectual and development disabilities and their families.
The audit found that Green used several methods to steal between $137,000 and $166,000 from the agency and 72 group home residents, charging papers said.
Green hid the purchases by submitting bogus paperwork suggesting that the goods and services were for the clients, documents said.
The theft occurred between August 2009 and September 2011.
In July 2011, Green used the Arc credit card to buy $266 in clothing, then submitted paperwork saying some of the clothing was for a resident. The client was debited for her share of the purchase and investigators did not find the clothing at her group home.
The clothes were a size that matched Green, not the client, investigators said.
In August 2009, Green used the agency credit card to make $1,200 in reservations for a trip for two to Aruba, prosecutors said. A reservation for an island tour was made in Green's husband's name, documents said.
The paperwork for the trip was made in the name of two clients and they were unknowingly docked more than $1,200.
In September, Green used a similar scheme to purchase $1,500 in furniture that was delivered to her house in Bowie, and submitted papers saying the purchase was for two other clients.