Police Arrest Suspect For Embezzling Cancer Funds

By  //  April 9, 2013

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Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Missing

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – A Palm Bay suspect faces felony charges after being arrested Tuesday for embezzling money from a cancer care group.

Palm Bay Public Information Officer Yvonne Martinez said Mary Elizabeth Snyder of Palm Bay, 45, was arrested and charged with scheming to defraud and grand theft involving hundreds of thousands of dollars of missing money from a cancer care group in which she served as treasurer.

Martinez said the warrant on Snyder carries a $500,000 bond.

She said that on March 20, the president for Oncology Managers of Florida, Inc. filed a police report regarding an ongoing scheme to defraud and a grand theft of cash.

According to the police report, Oncology Managers of Florida said there were discrepancies in company’s bank account, specifically $42,435 in funds that had been electronically transferred in small amounts over a period of time from the account to various bank cards belonging to OMF Treasurer Mary Snyder.

As a result of the discovery, OMF’S board of directors convened and voted unanimously to terminate Synder from her position and move forward with criminal charges.

Martinez said further investigation revealed the theft had been ongoing since July 2006 and OMF is estimating their total financial loss to be nearly $300,000.

However because of the statute of limitations, Snyder can only be charged for acts that occurred between 2009 to 2013.

That amount involves nearly $50,000.

“The electronic trail of evidence shows payments to Synder’s multiple credit card accounts,” said Palm Bay Detective Mark Fell.  “Ms. Snyder was the only person that had access to the password protected OMF bank account.”

Oncology Managers of Florida, Inc. is a professional organization that provides information, educational support and consulting for medical policies and governmental issues in the state of Florida.

Marinez said Snyder sat on the Oncology Managers of Florida board member for about eight years.


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3 Comments on "Police Arrest Suspect For Embezzling Cancer Funds"

  1. InvictusLux April 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm · Reply

    She should be given hard labor for life. What a low class scumbag.

  2. Elaine Alfrey April 9, 2013 at 7:11 pm · Reply

    If she ever had to fight for her life or lose someone from cancer, maybe she may have thought twice. probably not, because a thief is a thief. I lost 3 of my immediate family from cancer and I survived 3 fights with cancer. And to think that someone would take money from any cause is down right disgusting!!!

  3. Elaine Alfrey April 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm · Reply

    If she ever had to fight for her life or lose someone from cancer, maybe she may have thought twice. probably not, because a thief is a thief. I lost 3 of my immediate family from cancer and I survived 3 fights with cancer. And to think that someone would take money from any cause is down right disgusting!!! She needs to go to jail and stay there a while.

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