After nearly 30 years with the National Park Service, Patricia Buccello retired last Friday after serving most recently as the agency's top special agent in charge. Yesterday she entered a guilty plea to stealing from the Park Service.
The case revolved around using a government credit card to buy airline tickets to fly from Washington, D.C., to Maine, where Ms. Buccello's husband is a ranger at Acadia National Park.
While Ms. Buccello pleaded guilty to buying more than $4,000 worth of tickets over a two-year period, apparently the total dollar amount was more than $10,000, according to reports.
When her sentencing day rolls around, Ms. Buccello could be handed a prison term of six months.