Woman steals $13M from workplace, goes on spending frenzy

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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.

Her attorney says most of the money was spent casino gambling. 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.

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


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