Sunday, August 14, 2011

Missouri Man Indicted For Allegedly Embezzling $133K From 2 Local Charities

Sean Patrick Taylor, aka J.R. Wayne Gourley, 52, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri, has been indicted on charges he embezzled a total of $133,161 from the two local non-profits, the Epilepsy Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri and Westport Cooperative Services, both of which he had served in executive operating positions. According to authorities, Taylor skimmed funds from the Epilepsy Foundation for three years from early 2007 until April 2009 when he was forced to resign upon being confronted about the misappropriations.  Taylor then obtained a job running day to day operations for Westport Cooperative Services which lasted until May 2010 when he was fired for alleged misappropriations from that non-profit.  The thefts involved unauthorized funds transfers and the misappropriation of donations to the non-profits.  Taylor has been indicted on 82 felony fraud counts including wire fraud, bank fraud and identity theft.  Some of the thefts involved unauthorized ATM withdrawals at local casinos and gambling establishments.

Read the story here and here.

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