An Ardmore, Pa. woman who worked for a roofing contractor pleaded guilty to stealing more than $394,000 from the company to fund what prosecutors call a “lavish lifestyle.”
The Main Line Times & Suburban reports that Tiarah Tiffany Brokenborough recently pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to Dealing in Proceeds of Illegal Activity, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Theft by Deception, Receiving Stolen Property, Forgery and other related charges. The charges stem from Brokenborough’s activities taking place Oct. 1, 2018 through March 2020 while she worked as a bookkeeper for Hynes Roofing and Siding.
Brokenborough,30, faces 13-and-a-half to 27 years in prison, though Main Line Times & Suburban reports state sentencing guidelines could allow for a lesser sentence.
According to a previous release from the offices of Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele, Hynes Roofing contacted the Lower Merion Police on March 14, 2020 to report significant outstanding transactions on a company American Express card they thought had been closed 18 months earlier. The transactions included numerous airline tickets purchased in Brokenborough’s name.
An extensive review of the charges to the credit cards and checking account revealed Brokenborough made unauthorized purchases and wrote unauthorized checks that totaled $394,412.44. In addition to airline tickets, Brokenborough paid for vacation expenses; rent payments; more than $28,000 worth of tickets through StubHub, including tickets for 76ers, Flyers and Dallas Cowboys games and a Drake concert; $5,865 to a plastic surgeon for liposuction and buttock augmentation; car payments; fine dining; and other purchases and expenses.
“She spent that money on a lavish lifestyle which included flying around the country going to different sports games…and also she spent it on body augmentation,” Assistant District Attorney Scott Frame told the Times & Suburban. “She spent every last dime and unfortunately as a result of this, the victims in this case, an elderly couple that had worked their whole lives to build this roofing company, has now effectively lost their retirement.”
According to a criminal complaint, a Lower Merion detective retrieved photos of Brokenborough through her iCloud account at sports venues, nightclubs and other places. Court documents stated information coded in the digital photos matched up with dates and locations where the credit cards were used.