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Pennsylvania Farmworker Stole To Fund Bahamas Trip

PROSECUTORS say a part-time painter at a Pennsylvania farm stole more than $900,000 from his employers to fund a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars, jewellery, a trip to the Bahamas and private schools for his children.

Clifton Willson was arrested on Thursday and faces nearly 300 charges including theft, forgery and related offences.

Officials say Willson, 35, of Bryn Mawr, stole 148 blank cheques from the owners of Hartwood Farm, in Willistown Township, between May 2014 and February this year.

A criminal complaint says he used the $927,100 in forged cheques to buy two Maseratis, a Porsche SUV, a Land Rover, jewellery from Tiffany and Cartier and a rental home, among other items.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Willson had been co-operative.

Associated Press

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BoopaDoop 4 years, 2 months ago

So no one missed the first $10,000 or the missing cheques. Most businesses have on-line banking to monitor bank account activity. Even a month end reconciliation should have raised questions.

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CommonSense 4 years, 2 months ago

They must have A LOT of money lol I check my account every 2-3 days.

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sheeprunner12 4 years, 2 months ago

Wow .......... why are these crooks/swindlers choosing to come to The Bahamas on vacation?????? ............ is this the first choice for them -----gangsters' Paradise??????

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