Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Washington State Man Accused Of Embezzling More Than $1 Million From County
Read the story here, here and here.
Hat tip: FraudTalk reader Joe.
Update (2/9/12): Huston has reportedly been fired from his position as director of accounting and administration for Franklin County.
Update (2/29/12): Huston was reportedly investigated by the FBI in 2009 based upon an anonymous letter accusing him of fraud. The investigation apparently did not result in any prosecution. Read the story here.
Update (3/22/12): Franklin County is seeking more than $2.8 million in restitution from Huston which is what it now claims was embezzled by the former county manager. Huston allegedly used a vendor scheme to submit fraudulent invoices to be paid by the county.