Edward G. Greene has been charged with multiple crimes in connection with an embezzlement scheme said to have occurred while he was director at the Ark City Senior Citizens Center.
Greene, 47, was taken into custody around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday following a months-long investigation by the city of Ark City, local police and the office of the Cowley County Attorney, according to police chief Sean Wallace. The probe began after several monetary discrepancies were uncovered for a time frame from 2007 to 2012.
Some of the funds were said to be memorials and contributions given and donated to the senior center to use for needy seniors. Other large amounts of money were allegedly misappropriated from local bank accounts associated with the senior center.
Greene was eventually dismissed from his duties last year amid talk that he had been taking money from the agency.
The discrepancies in the Senior Center financial records were discovered during a comprehensive review of all city operations by the new administration and management staff, Wallace said.
The police department took over the investigation at the point the problems were discovered.
He is facing multiple felony charges and bond was set at $10,000. Greene posted bond and was released from custody.
Charges against him include: theft of property of the value of $100,000; the theft of property of the value of at least $25,000 but less than $100,000; theft of property of the value of at least $1,000 but less than $25,000; making false information; misuse of public funds of at least $25,000 but less than $100,000.