Woman Stole $5 Million from the Association of American Medical Colleges

A Maryland woman has plead guilty to embezzlement while she was an employee for the American Medical Colleges. Photo: Handcuffed/ AP

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2013 — A woman from Upper Marlboro pled guilty on Monday to embezzling more than $5 million from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) while working as an administrative assistant there.

Ephonia Green, who was making $56,000 a year at the DC AAMC, admitted to the U.S. District Court to the theft over an eight-year period.

“We are truly stunned,” Darrell G. Kirch, the AAMC’s president and chief executive said in a statement. Kirch also referred to Green as a “long-time, trusted employee”.  The organization also intends to “apply the lessons we have learned from this experience, as well as share them with others in the nonprofit community.”

Green started work at the AAMC in 1998, working in support positions early on. The nonprofit organization, which administers the MCAT, represents accredited medical schools and major teaching hospitals across the country.

Court documents signed by Green recount how she created false invoices with the names of legitimate groups. She then approved the checks for payment. They were returned to her- rather than the vendors they were approved for- and deposited into accounts she had created. According to Frank Trinity, the AAMC’s chief legal officer, Green “exploited every gap in their system”.

 


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