Property Management Employee Charged with Embezzlement

by parkman_law on July 4, 2013

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Mary Ellen McCabe, who was the accounts payable manager at Cranbrook Property Management, has been accused of embezzling over $180,000 in a scheme that spanned four years.  Sterling Heights police Lieutenant Luke Riley said McCabe is alleged of writing herself about 250 checks since 2009.  The checks were cashed at banks, party stores, and at check cashing services.

Cranbrook Property Management is responsible for more than a dozen condominium associations across the city of Detroit.  They collect association dues and deposit them in the associations’ bank accounts.  These dues also used to pay the association’s bills for services such as lawn car and snow removal.  Lieutenant Riley said an investigation was opened last December when the company began receiving calls from contractors saying their checks were bouncing.  “I imagine it’s something that kind of got to the point she wasn’t able to keep things current enough to prevent people from complaining,” he said.

Former co-workers did not want to go on camera but did tell news reporters that she was “personable, but obviously had a problem.”  They noted that during her employment she “never asked for a raise” and now they believe they know why.

McCabe, 45, worked for Cranbrook Property Management for about five years but was let go after the suspicious of embezzlement surfaced.

Mary Ellen McCabe is scheduled to have her preliminary examination this week in 41A District Court.  She was arrested last month and arraigned on May 23rd by District Judge Stephen Sierawski on one count of embezzlement over $100,000.  Bond was set at $10,000.

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