Savannah Morning News had an article about the embezzlement case involving a mother and son team. Mary Burroughs and Aaron Brent Burroughs pleaded not guilty in federal court to conspiracy, embezzlement and related charges involving her former employer, Riverview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
The Burroughs are charged in a new indictment in the scheme that government contends benefited Burroughs Heating and Air Conditioning where Aaron Burroughs is general manager.
The prosecutor told U.S. Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith the defendant has violated her release by adding debt without the court’s approval. Mary Burroughs has been free on a $50,000 pre-trial release bond since June 30, but First Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham has challenged her release.
Smith allowed Burroughs to remain free, with new admonishments against moving any assets, but scheduled a bond hearing to determine if any violations have occurred. Meanwhile, Aaron Burroughs was allowed to remain free on a $20,000 unsecured bond.
Smith also admonished Burroughs against incurred any new debt or moving assets as a condition of his release.