Police: woman embezzled $165k from URI sorority
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A longtime volunteer at a University of Rhode Island sorority has been charged with embezzling $165,000 that the student organization had set aside for a new house.
The Rhode Island State Police said Wednesday that 40-year-old Tanya McGinn of North Attleboro, Mass., was arrested following a year-long investigation into the missing money. From 2003 to 2010 McGinn led a volunteer board that oversaw the sorority’s housing funds.
Police say the sorority’s money was transferred to McGinn’s personal accounts.
Linda Kahangi, executive director of Alpha Phi International, says McGinn was a trusted volunteer for the sorority for several years. She says McGinn joined Alpha Phi as a student in Kansas. Her membership was revoked after the allegations came to light.
Attempts to reach McGinn on Wednesday were unsuccessful.