Monday, February 27, 2017

Man Accused of Stealing $395K from Residents of a Schuylkill County Personal Care Home

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Monday that Scott Capparell, age 46, of Drums, Pennsylvania, the former administrator of Heritage Mills Personal Care, Inc. (“HMPC”), Tower City, was charged in a criminal information on February 23, 2017, with committing bank fraud.
According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Capparell worked from April 2013 through July 2016 as the administrator of HMPC, which provides personal care services to its residents. During that time period, it is alleged that Capparell diverted $394,517 worth of HMPC residents’ monthly rent checks to an account at PNC Bank under Capparell’s control, instead of to the HMPC account at Mid Penn Bank. Capparell allegedly withdrew all of the diverted funds for his use and the use of other unnamed individuals. To conceal the scheme, Capparell allegedly lied to HMPC owners and managers, and falsified HMPC’s books and records.

The government also filed a plea agreement which is subject to approval of the court. A date for Capparell’s initial appearance has not been set.
The investigation was conducted by special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo is prosecuting the case.