Showing posts with label embezzlement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label embezzlement. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Arrest Made For Embezzlement

On Friday, February 4, 2011 Mashonda Davis of Onancock was arrested, according to the Warrant of Arrest.

Davis, who was employed in the accounting department of the Accomack Department of Social Services, has been charged with embezzlement.

An April court date has been scheduled.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Former Extension Agent Begins Prison Sentence

A long time community activist and former winner of the Presidents Award for Excellence began serving a jail sentence for embezzling public funds Monday.

Brenda Holden who was a former family and consumer sciences Extension agent for Virginia Tech will serve two years in prison and will face $100,000 in fines. Holden pled guilty and was sentenced earlier this month but was allowed to spend the holiday season with her family.

Holden who has worked as an Extension agent for years continued to serve the community as a volunteer for the Salvation Army this Christmas despite her legal difficulties.
Judge Glen A. Tyler said, "This is one of the most serious cases of misuse and misappropriation. This cannot be something that you simply walk away from and put on probation. What message does that say to public officials?"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Letter Carrier Convicted Of Dumping Mail

A substitute postal carrier who was convicted this week of dumping more than 150 pieces of mail that was later discovered in a Bon Air creek now faces an embezzlement charge in the theft of merchandise from his employer at Chesterfield Towne Center.

Timothy N. Myrick, 20, of the 7900 block of Mill River Lane, was arrested Sept. 15 by Chesterfield police on a charge of embezzling about $235 worth of merchandise over a six-month period from Macy's, where he was employed this year, said Chesterfield police Sgt. Michael Hines. The date of the offense is listed as Aug. 28, according to court records.On Monday, Myrick was convicted after a four-hour trial in U.S. District Court here of a single count of obstructing delivery of mail in April. A magistrate judge sentenced Myrick to six months probation and fined him $150.

According to federal court papers, Myrick was working as a substitute letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service's Bon Air branch on April 7 when he intentionally failed to deliver 131 pieces of standard mail and 45 pieces of first-class mail.

Investigators determined Myrick dumped the mail in a storm drain behind a cluster of mailboxes for an apartment complex, and the mail flowed through a culvert into a creek, where it was discovered by a neighborhood resident -- a former police officer -- on April 27.

The neighbor traced the creek and culvert to a location where the mail likely had been dumped and called police. The Bon Air Post Office was contacted, and officials collected the mail, took it back to their facility and dried it before submitting it to internal postal investigators, according to evidence presented Monday.

Another neighbor testified that on April 7, as she was walking her dog, she saw a young man in a postal truck dressed in civilian clothes stop at a cluster of mailboxes and "fiddle with" the back of the them -- but didn't pick up or deliver any mail. The man then moved his vehicle to the next set of mailboxes and repeated the same suspicious activity, according to testimony. The neighbor noted the date and time and called postal authorities.

In further evidence, the manager of the Bon Air Post Office testified that he interviewed all five carriers who split the mail route in question on April 7, and only Myrick could not remember what portion of the route he covered. Postal records showed that he was the carrier on the portion of the route covered by the addresses whose mail had been dumped.

The other four carriers testified that the portion of the route they covered did not include the addresses for the recovered mail.

At the time of the offense, Myrick worked as a substitute postal carrier who filled in where needed, covering routes for carriers on leave or vacation. He had held that position since January, officials said.

Myrick, who is free on bond, is scheduled to appear Nov. 17 on the embezzlement charge in Chesterfield General District Court.