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State v. Mr. B (DMC No. 13979)

State v. Mr. B (DMC No. 13979) – Felony Embezzlement ($1,855 Misappropriated from Educational Association), Felony Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and Felony Theft – Not Charged –Bisbee Police Department Investigated (DR No. B20XX-XXX2).

Mr. B worked for four years in the Cochise County School Superintendent’s Offices as a grants administrator and educational services agency employee. While he was there, he formed a separate Educational Association in which received dues from other County Superintendent Offices. He originally opened an account at Bank of America in order to deposit monies into that account. He collected approximately $1,855 to start this Association.

He then dissolved the Association with the Corporation Commission fairly quickly, He then transferred the remaining money to a different bank’s account and he rolled it into a new private Educational Foundation. He then closed the original B of A account. He was subsequently contacted by the Bisbee Police Department to discuss possible Embezzlement/Fraud Schemes and Thefts allegations.

Mr. B then contacted our office and we immediately made contact with the Cochise County School Superintendent’s Office. We were able to demonstrate that the one Foundation was properly dissolved and that the monies were then rolled into a separate/new Educational Foundation. There was some debate about whether this could legally be done, and we ultimately agreed that Mr. B make the full restitution in exchange to resolve this matter civilly. The County Superintendent’s Office agreed, along with the Bisbee Police Department, and restitution was made in full. No charges were ever brought against Mr. B and he has no criminal record.

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