Sue Valentine served as executive director of Downtown Wooster, an organization created to…

Sue Valentine served as executive director of Downtown Wooster, an organization created to revitalize Wooster, Ohio. Over the course of 14 years, Valentine embezzled $236,000. How did Valentine do it? She did it by depositing subscriber cash receipts in her own bank account, writing Downtown Wooster checks to herself, and creating phony entities to which Downtown Wooster wrote checks. Downtown Wooster was led by a board of directors comprised of civic leaders. Valentine s embezzlement went undetected until Downtown Wooster couldn t pay its bills.