Va. couple convicted of embezzlement from DC’s Delta Sigma Theta

A couple from Purcellville, Virginia, have been sentenced to prison after admitting to embezzling nearly a quarter of a million dollars from service company Delta Sigma Theta.

A couple in Purcellville, Virginia, have been jailed after admitting to embezzling nearly a quarter of a million dollars from a service company.

Jeanine Henderson Arnett, 44, and her husband, Diallo Arnett, 47, were convicted Tuesday after pleading guilty to bank fraud in April. She was sentenced to 16 months in prison; he was sentenced to one year and one day. They also have to pay compensation.

Henderson Arnett was the CEO of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a more than century-old service association that works with organizations to address food insecurity, domestic violence, educational needs and more. Delta Sigma Theta fired her in 2019 and found out about the embezzlement a month later.

Legal documents say she used Delta Sigma Theta money for personal belongings and expenses between 2017 and 2019, as well as transferring more than $ 14,000 to their own account.

“While Delta Sigma Theta and its members were committed to a mission of public service, the defendants were committed to a mission of personal benefit, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend for their own pleasure,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips , when two pleaded guilty in April.

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