Feds: Ex-Cashier Stole $9.5M From Pittsburgh Monuments Firm

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A lawyer for a cashier accused of stealing at least $9.5 million from the Pittsburgh monuments and engraving firm where she worked says she intends to “right the situation.”

Fifty-five-year-old Cynthia Mills is accused of stealing the money while working for Matthews International Corp. from 1999 to 2015. They say she cashed checks made out to Matthews or had them routed to a bank account of a bogus company she controlled.

Her attorney, Phil DiLucente, says Mills has and will continue to cooperate with the federal government and the company.

He says Mills will “continue to right the situation by relinquishing any interest she owns, including valuables and money.

Prosecutors say she used the money to buy items including dozens of Louis Vuitton handbags, a yacht and 19 fur coats.

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