Sisters Accused in Million-Dollar Embezzlement Scheme from Charities That Help Homeless

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MDsealTwo Rosedale women who are sisters were indicted for stealing money from organizations that were supposed to be helping homeless children, according to U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein.

Sharon Harrison, 48, and Kimberly Harrison, 46, were charged with embezzlement of about $1.3 million from a group of nonprofits that received federal funding, the indictment states.

Kimberly Harrison founded Between Friends, which operated from 2008-2012. She is accused of stealing $100,000 from the organization, both in checks made payable to herself and her landlord to cover rent. When filing for bankruptcy in 2012, she also didn’t disclose that she owned a $30,000 Lexus, the indictment states.

The rest of the money was allegedly embezzled by Sharon Harrison, who worked as a bookkeeper for Between Friends, as well as Health Education and Advocacy (HEAL), and Jobs, Housing and Recovery (JHR). She also worked for Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, which worked on issues in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood, the indictment states.

“Sharon Harrison and Kimberly Harrison allegedly helped themselves to federal funds intended to provide services for disadvantaged children and homeless families in Baltimore,” said U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein.

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