Sunday, February 19, 2012

Former California Municipal School Official Charged With Embezzling More Than $700K

William Douglas Agopian, 60, of Santa Ana, California, has been charged with embezzling more than $700,000 from the Lynwood Unified School District where he had served as chief business officer.  According to authorities, over a 4 year period, Agopian used school district funds to pay for personal expenses, his taxes and luxuries, including tickets to professional baseball games.  Agopian has been
charged with 21 felony counts including misappropriation of public funds, embezzlement by a public or private officer and filing a false tax return.  Prosecutors allege that Agopian siphoned the funds from an off-the-books account originally intended to pay for a trip to a Mexican sister city.

Read the story here and here.

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