SANTA ANA, Calif. – The former treasurer of the National Parkinson Foundation Orange County Chapter (NPFOCC) was charged today for embezzling $286,854 from the non-profit foundation.
|Defendant||Charges||Maximum Sentence||Court Date|
|Judith Woodhouse, 52, Irvine||Felony
|42 years and four months in state prison||Arraignment
July 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Dept. CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana
Circumstances of the Case
- On May 14, 2008, Woodhouse was appointed treasurer of NPFOCC.
- Between Jan. 2009 and Apr. 2014, Woodhouse is accused of being a signatory on all NPFOCC accounts and making unauthorized cash withdrawals and several debit transactions to various commercial businesses, in violation of NPFOCC financial rules.
- The defendant is further accused of providing false reports to board members of the chapter’s account balance.
- In 2014, NPFOCC noticed several discrepancies after looking through various bank statements and reported the suspicious activity to Irvine Police Department (IPD).
- Woodhouse is accused of being linked to various unauthorized transactions through a forensic review of NPFOCC’s bank records.
- IPD investigated this case and arrested Woodhouse yesterday.
Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Nagy Morcos, Major Fraud Unit
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 17F00334 / July 7, 2017