Alicia Raynor, the business manager for Compassion at Home in Buffalo New York, has been charged with wire fraud and filing a false tax return for diverting $238,871 of company funds to personal accounts.
Raynor was in charge of the company’s accounting and covered her tracks by disguising entries in Quickbooks to make it appear that payments were going to Capital One, Bank of America or other company employees when they were going into her accounts. In one instance she claimed a payment of $2978.19 was intended for Bank of America, but the automatic wire transfer was directed into a personal checking account she shared with her husband.
In addition, for tax years 2013 – 2016, Raynor failed to report more than $1,214,444 in payments she received from Compassion at Home on her tax returns. The IRS estimates she owes more than $370,000 for those tax years. Raynor faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.