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September 1, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Man pleads guilty to stealing from childrens charity

Posted by Jennifer Sullivan

A former Kirkland man charged with embezzling more than $112,000 from the Ronald McDonald House Holiday Cruise charity pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Wednesday to wire fraud.

Randall Morrison could spend up to 20 years in prison and pay a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced.

Morrison was treasurer of the non-profit charity, which collects money and organizes activities and events for seriously ill children and their families. The thefts occurred between 2006 and 2009, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Morrison was hired by the Kirkland-based group in 2005, and moved to Ohio the following year. He remained treasurer for the organization, however, and filed reports by email and telephone, the U.S. Attorney's Office says.

Beginning in September 2006, the indictment alleges, Morrison began falsifying reports and diverting the charity's money to his own use. He was initially charged in July, and has been on pretrial release since then.

Morrison now lives in Tallahassee, Fla.

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I agree with OlympiaReader01 completely. Those CRIMINALS who prey on the seriously ill, and the elderly, deserve to have their prison sentences...  Posted on September 2, 2011 at 12:18 PM by ThreeLaker. Jump to comment
So a guy who steals from vulnurable children, by stealing from the charity could get hit with 20 years and a quarter-mil dollar fine. While the...  Posted on September 1, 2011 at 4:29 PM by OlympiaReader01. Jump to comment

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