Sisters Indicted In Non-Profit Fraud

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two sisters have been charged in separate indictments for allegedly embezzling from non-profit organizations.

The indictment states that 48-year-old Sharon Harrison of Rosedale embezzled more than $1.3 million from nonprofit organizations from which she worked and received federal funding. According to the four-count indictment, Sharon Harrison was a bookkeeper for several federally-funded nonprofit groups.

Kimberly Harrison, 46, also from Rosedale, was charged in a separate indictment for allegedly embezzling funds from a federally-funded nonprofit organization she founded called Between Friends. Between Friends helped disadvantaged kids find foster homes and provided services to foster kids and families. Kimberly Harrison was also charged with bankruptcy fraud.

“Non-profit organizations that receive federal funds have a legal duty to use them for the intended purpose,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Sharon Harrison and Kimberly Harrison allegedly helped themselves to federal funds intended to provide services for disadvantaged children and homeless families in Baltimore.”

The Harrison sisters each face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for each county of theft. Kimberly Harrison faces an additional maximum penalty of five years for bankruptcy fraud.

Both of the sisters do not have a court date scheduled as of now.

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