The ex-director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum allegedly stole $31,000 from the nonprofit over the course of three years and spent it on gadgets starting from jewellery and air journey to Six Flag tickets and automobile insurance coverage.
The Berkshire Eagle stories 45-year-old Colleen Janz, of Florida, was arraigned on a cost of larceny in Northern Berkshire District Court earlier this month. She took on the position of government director of the Adams museum in July 2012 and served till she was fired in July 2018.
“We were devastated,” Carol Crossed, president of the museum’s board of administrators, instructed the Eagle. “We trusted her. She was a friend. We gave her bonuses and personal gifts.”
Janz allegedly cast paperwork and falsified data — a complete of 340 unauthorized transactions — to steal the museum funds, in keeping with the newspaper. The museum found the theft when two public accounting companies had been employed to go over the books.
Janz has pleaded not responsible to the cost of larceny over $1,200 by a single scheme, and a pretrial listening to is scheduled for early December, in keeping with the Eagle.