Despicable Human Being of the Week
June 10, 2011
Wanted to give a special shout out to Lisa Dorhauer who is accused of stealing $46,000 from a charitable organization that provides social services for children. You win this week’s award for the most despicable human being. Here’s your reward.
Unfortunately, the organization she stole from could have done a better job conducting a background check as she had two theft convictions on her record from before she was hired.
Woman Accused of Stealing from Charity Had Criminal Record
A Williamson County woman accused of stealing $46,000 from a local charity had two theft convictions before she was hired, but the nonprofit didn’t look at her criminal record until after she was believed to be stealing.
Lisa Dorhauer, 55 , was arrested by Williamson County sheriff’s deputies Monday. She faces a felony theft charge and is accused of stealing while working as an administrative assistant for Lutheran Social Services of the South, which provides services for children, seniors and disaster victims. She is accused of embezzling money by submitting phony expense reports over a two-year period.
Dorhauer could not be reached for comment. She was released from jail Monday on a $15,000 bond.
“I think this is an isolated incident of one person who stole from the agency,” spokesman Scott Carroll said. “The agency still does a lot of good work. We provide services to a lot of people who need it.”
Court documents show that Dorhauer has two thefts on her record. But the information escaped the attention of Lutheran Social Services employees, even though they had records in their possession.
Carroll said the nonprofit ran a background check on Dorhauer when she was hired in 2007. It was done through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services , which flags candidates considered to be a threat to children.