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Reading man allegedly embezzled nearly $500,000 from WGBH
By Globe Staff
A 48-year-old Reading man is facing charges that he embezzled nearly $500,000 from Boston's public broadcasting station, WGBH-TV, the attorney general's office said today.
Philip McCabe was formerly manager of accounting at the station. He allegedly used the station's money to pay his personal bills for golf, dining, liquor, clothes, household goods, gas, and other expenses, over a nine-year period.
He has been charged with two counts of making false entries in corporate books and two counts of larceny over $250, the attorney general's office said.
A spokesman for the attorney general's office, Harry Pierre, said his office looked into the case after being alerted by the station. McCabe worked in the station's accounting department from January 1987 to June 2007.
A Suffolk County grand jury handed up indictments against McCabe this afternoon. He has been summonsed for arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court on Feb. 6.
McCabe's telephone number in Reading is unlisted.