CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Mary Rollin was sentenced Wednesday for ripping off students and issuing fradualent refund checks.
Between April 2004 and February 2008, Rollin, 38, and her co-defendant Bernadena Monroe, 44, both from Cleveland, both former employees at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), created 37 fictitious student profiles, using the names along with student identification
numbers to issue fraudulent refund checks.
Monroe issued 97 fraudulent checks and Rollin issued 23, all drawn on a student scholarship fund account of Tri-C.
Wednesday, Rollin received 3-years probation and ordered to payback $5,000 bucks.
Once the checks were issued, Monroe endorsed the checks with the forged
signature of the payee. In June 2010, an internal review of the Tri-C Student
Business Accounts revealed documenting irregularities. An outside audit concluded
that approximately $54,000 in fraudulent checks had been signed and deposited by
Mary Rollin, and approximately $251,000 in checks by Bernadena Monroe, for a
combined total of approximately $305,000. Tri-C Police conducted the
On March 5, 2012, Rollin plead guilty to 1 count of conspiracy and 1
count of theft. She faces a maximum of 4 1/2 years in prison. Restitution in the
amount of $5,000.00 was ordered by the court. Monroe plead guilty to 1 count of
engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, 1 count of theft, 3 counts of forgery, and
1 count of tampering with records. Restitution in the amount of $20,000.00 was
ordered by the court. Monroe’s sentencing is scheduled for April 17, 2012, at 1:00
pm. She faces a maximum of 19 years in prison.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News