- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh have confirmed they’re investigating roughly $14.8 million stolen from a city firm that makes memorials, cremation urns and other burial products.

Matthews International Corp. reported the thefts in its third-quarter earnings report issued July 2015.

Although nobody has been charged, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh on Wednesday confirmed an investigation and defense attorney Phil DiLucente also confirmed he’s representing a woman who worked in the company’s accounting office until she was fired two months ago.

DiLucente says nearly $15 million is an unusual amount to attribute to a theft by a single employee.

The Associated Press is not identifying the woman because she has not been charged with a crime.



The company, which has 10,000 employees on six continents, says it’s cooperating with investigators.

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