Local woman arrested, charged with embezzling money from PASSHE Women’s Consortium


PASSHE’s Women’s Consortium dedicates its time to fulfilling the needs of women.

A Shippensburg woman was charged with embezzlement on April 11, after reports were received of her alleged criminal wrongdoing while under employment of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)’s Women’s Consortium.

According to information received by the U.S. Attorney’s office, Colleen A. McQueeney, 56, stole approximately $40,000 of the Consortium’s funds through a series of ATM withdrawals and checks between October 2015 and January 2016.

McQueeney allegedly tried to hide her actions by submitting false reports to the Consortium’s Board, according to a Pennsylvania Department of Justice press release.

A plea agreement has been filed, which, hinging upon the approval of the Court, will lead McQueeney to plead guilty to the charges against her and pay full restitution.

The maximum penalty for an embezzlement charge is 10 years in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, as well as a fine. The case was investigated by the Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Charitable Organizations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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