Cashier admits stealing $13M at Pittsburgh monuments firm




PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former cashier at a Pittsburgh monuments and engraving firm has acknowledged stealing nearly $13 million over 16 years.

Under a plea agreement Wednesday, 56-year-old Cynthia Mills will serve seven-and-a-half years in prison and three years' probation for the thefts from Matthews International Corp. from 1999 to 2015.

A federal judge must approve the agreed-upon sentence when Mills returns to court July 28.

The Robinson Township woman must also forfeit any assets purchased with the stolen money and agree to make payments toward the $12.9 million she stole.

Prosecutors have listed scores of items to be seized, including three homes, a yacht and two other boats, at least eight cars, a snowmobile, three motorcycles, furs, designer handbags and jewelry. Her attorney says most of the money was spent casino gambling.
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