MOUNT VERNON, WA – The Director of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce called Mount Vernon Police in November to notify them that they had an employee, Genevieve Korvin, who they suspected of embezzlement.
According to the Arrest Warrant Declaration, obtained through a public records request, the Chamber had documentation showing fraudulent purchases on a Chamber Credit Card totaling at least $5,000 by Korvin.
The Chamber had a forensic audit of their books completed by an independent accounting firm.
This reconstructed Quickbooks data from the Chambers actual financial transaction information from the Chamber’s Bank accounts was compared to the Quickbooks data file that had been prepared by Korvin for the period of January 1st, 2014 through November 19th, 2014. The comparison revealed a total discrepancy of $66,325.71. This money appeared to be unsupported or unapproved by Chamber Management.
The Arrest Warrant Declaration said the money was taken by Korvin in un-reimbursed payroll advances, reimbursed expenses not approved by Management, and personal credit card charges and cash advances.
Korvin is not in custody and is awaiting trail in January of 2016. She has plead not guilty to the charges.