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Billy Massey, 37-year-old CPA, had a wife and two children and looked like an accountant from central casting.
Massey was the personal accountant for HealthSouth’s Richard Scrushy. He was Scrushy’s personal CFO for his private interests, doing the financing, paying the bills, moving around money – and stealing some $500,000.
Massey spent the money on lavish dinners and gifts for his mistress. One week after he was found to be an embezzler and adulterer, he committed suicide.
Source: John Helyar, “The Insatiable King Richard,” Fortune, July 7, 2003, p. 78.