AG: Roach Clipped For Stealing From Nonprofit

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A former director of a nonprofit agency in Geneva, Ontario County, pleaded guilty today for using an agency credit card to buy gift cards and items that he kept, including a “Dora the Explorer” Jeep, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.

Bradley Roach, 46, pleaded guilty in state Supreme Court in Canandaigua for stealing about $68,000 from his employer, Lakeview Mental Health Services, Inc., a state funded not-for-profit that helps people with mental illnesses, Schneiderman said.

Roach pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny, a felony.

The attorney general said Roach used Lakeview’s store credit cards for his personal gain between 2004 and 2009. He submitted vouchers that showed he made the purchases for Lakeview clients, but he kept the items, mainly gift cards. The state Office of Mental Health referred the case to the attorney general’s office.

“By unlawfully stealing money from a nonprofit that was designed to deliver critical services for the mentally ill, this former employee turned a non-profit into a personal piggy bank,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

Sentencing is July 9. He faces up to six months in jail and five years probation. Roach also has to make restitution to Lakeview.

 

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