(PHOTO: Lee Ann Borg.)
For Rye YMCA employee Lee Ann Borg pleaded guilty to stealing almost $200K from the Y. She had been arraigned back in February. If she does not pay back the money, she faces time in state prison.
The Westchester District Attorney's office issued the news:
"Croton Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $200K from Employer
Defendant: Lee Ann Borg (02/01/88)
Dec. 6, 2019 – Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Lee Ann Borg of Croton-on-Hudson pleaded guilty in Westchester County Court to stealing $195,157.58 from the Rye YMCA where she was employed.
Specifically, the defendant pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Barry Warhit to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony. She is free on bail and was ordered to pay full restitution. If she fails to comply with the order, she will serve time in state prison. Borg is to be sentenced Aug. 7, 2020.
Borg worked as a senior program manager, a position in which she had access to a corporate credit card to make business purchases. In reviewing payment records, YMCA officials discovered she had been improperly using the credit card for personal purchases at retail stores, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and CVS, as well as purchasing monetary gift cards for her own personal use. The defendant also made purchases on Amazon for personal items such as high-end clothing, shoes and handbags which were sent to her personal address as well as to the homes of friends and family.
Assistant District Attorney Emily Rowe-Smith of the Economic Crimes Bureau is prosecuting the case.
In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."