Former Director of Lincoln YWCA Faces New Embezzlement Charge

Posted 12 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Denise Scholl-Serrett

Denise Scholl-Serrett

(AP) — The former director of the Lincoln YWCA who resigned in February days before she was sentenced to probation for stealing from a past employer is now facing new embezzlement charges.

42-year-old Denise Scholl-Serrett was charged Wednesday with embezzling more than $34,700 from the YWCA.

YWCA officials audited the nonprofits’ books after learning that Scholl-Serrett had stolen thousands of dollars from Omaha-based property management company DEI Communities, where she had been vice president of human resources.

Lancaster County prosecutors say Scholl-Serrett spent YWCA money from December 2011 until February to pay for a personal trip, various membership dues, court debts and settlements, tuition for classes and other expenses.

Scholl-Serrett is free on $3,500 bond. She could not be reached for comment Friday.