Former Unity College employee pleads guilty to wire fraud amid school’s financial struggles

BELFAST, Maine — A former Unity College worker faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony wire fraud for taking more than $500,000 from the school. Beth Bing, 48, who was formerly known as Beth Safford, had worked for several years in the college’s business office […]

BELFAST, Maine — A former Unity College worker faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony wire fraud for taking more than $500,000 from the school.

Beth Bing, 48, who was formerly known as Beth Safford, had worked for several years in the college’s business office in late 2015 when she began using a corporate credit card for her own personal expenses.

Those unauthorized charges included personal travel and lodging, cigarettes, automotive repairs, goods from various Walmart stores and purchases of a wedding dress and more from Amazon.com, she acknowledged as part of a plea deal.

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