Friday, April 7, 2006

Former Salvation Army Financial Manager Charged with Embezzlement

The late Jim Croce sang about Bad, Bad Leroy Brown from the south side of Chicago, and there is a Leroy Brown in New Jersey who has been charged with stealing over $385,000 from the Salvation Army from 1995 to 2002 while he worked for the organization as a financial manager.  A press release (here) issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey states that the indictment (here) alleges that Brown "used his position at the Salvation Army’s Newark office to generate fraudulent rental assistance checks. According to the Indictment, Brown and a co-conspirator, who was not employed by the Salvation Army, would cash the checks at a business in Newark and divide the proceeds. Brown and his co-conspirator, who pleaded guilty on Monday, allegedly cashed approximately 585 fraudulent checks between October 1995 and July 2002, stealing approximately $385,760 from the Salvation Army."  Brown is charged with conspiracy, embezzling from a program receiving over $10,000 in federal funds (Sec. 666), and tax evasion.  Jim Croce's Leroy "looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone" after messin' with the wife of a jealous man, while this Leroy may be facing a substantial term of imprisonment for defrauding a charitable organization. (ph)

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