Santa Clarita Woman Arrested For Embezzling $88K From Troops, Cancer Center

September 19, 2018 - 8:06 am

(KNX 1070) -- A Santa Clarita woman is in hot water for allegedly ripping off non-profit groups, including the Girl Scouts -- to the tune of nearly $90,000.

Cascione volunteered to serve as treasurer for several Girl Scouts troops, and a local Girl Scouts Service Unit in Santa Clarita, for the past 20 years. 

Detectives aren’t saying how they were tipped off to the case, but that during the course of a 15-month investigation they became aware of the possible fraudulent activity.

Monday police arrested Patricia Cascione at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station on suspicion of Grand theft and theft by false pretenses.

Deputy Marvin Crowder is with the LA County Sheriff's department.

She's accused of taking over $30,000  from the Beverly Hills Cancer Center while she was the chief financial officer of that organization.

Authorities says Cascione was also responsible for fundraising for several other organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley and investigators think it's possible there are other victims out there.  

Cascione has since been released on $20,000 bail and no arraignment date has been set.

Anyone with information about Cascione can contact Sgt. David Chambers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau at (661) 471-1534.