The RI state police financial crimes unit has arrested a Scituate woman for allegedly stealing more than $125,000 from the Junior League of Rhode Island, a non-profit organization that champions good causes.
Kimberly Moore, 48, formerly of 31 Central Pike, Scituate was arrested and charged with embezzlement and access to a computer for a fraudulent purpose.
The investigation of Moore was triggered by a complaint filed with the state police by members of the Junior League’s executive board, according to a statement by Maj. Joseph Philbin, RISP detective commander.
The investigation found that during Moor’s tenure as treasurer of the organization, from June 2012 until she was removed in December 2014, she transferred funds from a Junior League investment account to a league checking account and then withdrew money by making checks payable to herself and making ATM withdrawals.
Moore tried to cover up the theft by providing the board with false financial statements.
She was arraigned at R.I. Sixth District Court and released on $25,000 personal recognizance. She has a court date scheduled in R.I. Superior Court for a pre-trial conference on November 23.