Monday, January 5, 2015

Oklahoma Man Charged With Embezzling Nearly $440K From Local Chamber of Commerce

From the Wagoner Tribune on 1/2/2015:

District Attorney Brian Kuester announced the filing of an embezzlement charge against David Glenn Moore on Tuesday in Cherokee County. This charge stems from an investigation conducted by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and audit of the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce, the victim of the alleged embezzlement, by the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector.

Moore, 47, who had been the Director of the Chamber of Commerce, resigned earlier this year when the Board of Directors of the Chamber attempted to question him about allegations of misappropriation of Chamber funds, according to an Affidavit filed in the case. The Affidavit further states that the audit concluded “that between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2014, the total potential misappropriation of funds and questionable expenditures from the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce was $439,660.62.”
District Attorney Brian Kuester stated, “as with all people that have been charged with having committed a criminal offense, Mr. Moore is presumed innocent until proven guilty. In the coming days a judge will set a bond for Moore to assure his appearance in court in future proceedings and he will likely be arraigned next week.”


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