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Investigation leaves Florida man facing grand theft charges

On Behalf of | Nov 7, 2022 | White-Collar Crimes |

It might not be uncommon for community directors to oversee a variety of financial endeavors nearly every day. Holding such a position can carry a great deal of responsibility and should others locate discrepancies in financial records, those who have access to funds may be the first ones blamed. A community director in Florida is reportedly facing felony grand theft charges after he was accused of embezzling over $470,00 from a nonprofit organization. 

Allegations of embezzlement 

Reports indicate that the man was the acting administrator for Panama City for nearly ten years. An investigation into claims of embezzlement allegedly began when questions were raised about accounts that he alone had access to. Authorities claim that an investigation into this account and others revealed that he had stolen funds from multiple sources by writing checks to his own private accounts. 

The investigation indicates that this behavior began during his first year as administrator. Authorities assert that he has stolen over $470,000 over the past 10 years and reports indicate that he has already resigned from his position within the community. Authorities have advised that he has been taken into custody and they say that the investigation remains underway. 

Grand theft  

Facing felony grand theft charges can be harrowing under any situation and the average person might not always have the necessary legal experience to know how best to approach such a situation. When facing similar allegations, a person in Florida might benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for guidance in evaluating the situation and exploring all his or her available options. An attorney can help a client better understand what is at stake and assist in preparing to pursue the best outcome possible regarding his or her future during court proceedings.