A former high-ranking administrator of a nonprofit group for the disabled in Prince George's County is expected to plead guilty to the theft of more than $100,000.
Penny Parker Green, the former residential director for the southern region for the Arc of Prince George's County, is accused of embezzling up to $166,000 from the nonprofit and the people it serves.
The Largo-based organization provides in-home support, housing and employment and other services for people with intellectual and development disabilities and their families.
An information was filed last week in federal court in Greenbelt indicating that a plea deal is in the works, and a hearing is scheduled for Oct. 24.
Green, 33, of Bowie, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and is expected to forfeit $166,000 and merchandise purchased with the proceeds, including computer equipment, and Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii video game consoles.
Richard Finci, Green's defense attorney, could not be reached Friday afternoon.
According to the affidavit, Green used the nonprofit's credit card and even took from the petty cash to pay for lavish Caribbean vacations, clothing, furniture and home renovations.
The theft was discovered last summer after an internal audit by the organization. The alleged theft occurred between August 2009 and September 2011.
The audit found that Green used several methods to steal from the agency and 72 group-home residents, papers said.
Green submitted bogus paperwork suggesting that the goods and services were for the clients, documents said.
In July 2011, for instance, Green used the Arc credit card to buy $266 in clothing, then claimed that the clothing was for a resident. The client was debited for her share of the purchase.
Investigators said the clothes were a size that matched Green, not the client, and they did not find the clothing at the group home.
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 2011, Green used a similar scheme to purchase $1,500 in furniture that was delivered to her house and submitted papers saying the purchase was for two other clients.