A devastating gambling addiction is being blamed for the actions of an executive director of the New York dog shelter, who stole well over half a million dollars through the nonprofit organization he was entrusted to oversee.
Tragic consequences: like the animals he once had duty for, Paul Morgan has become behind pubs for at least the next four years, after his gambling addiction fueled his theft of almost $600,000 from the New York shelter he ran. Angry volunteers and donors are outraged at his actions, saying hundreds of pets have actually been impacted.
Paul Morgan, 46, of Salina, New York (a suburb of Syracuse), served as the director that is executive of Central New York SPCA there. But he used his position to provide himself, as he stole roughly $600,000 during a six-year period to cover his gambling losings. In January, he pled accountable to the theft, and this week he was sentenced to from four to 12 years in jail.
Furious SPCA board members argued that his actions significantly reduced supplies that are medical sick pets, and caused some animals become euthanized who otherwise would not need been. Board user Carole Marsh said improvement that is numerous had been also abandoned once the funds went lacking.
A seemingly contrite Morgan told the court at sentencing he was ‘. . . sorry for the errors that I have made. It is an organization that i am going to constantly love and care for,