Richard Allen Charged With Embezzling More Than $1 Million

Richard Allen Charged With Embezzling More Than $1 Million

Office Manager, Richard Allen Clark Is Charged With Embezzling More Than $1 Million From His Former Employer

CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) A federal grand jury sitting in Charlotte returned a federal criminal indictment last week, charging Richard Allen Clark, 55, of Lenoir, North Carolina, with federal offenses arising from his embezzlement of more than $1 million from his former employer, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  The federal charges include mail fraud, money laundering and filing false tax returns.  Clark had his initial appearance in court before U.S. Magistrate Judge David C. Keesler.

Matthew D. Line, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, Charlotte Field Office (IRS-CI), and Tommy D. Coke, Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which oversees Charlotte, join U.S. Attorney Murray in making announcement.

According to allegations in the criminal bill of indictment, beginning January 1, 2013 through May 31, 2019, Clark was employed as an office manager for two family owned businesses in Lenoir.  As an office manager, Clark was responsible for, among other things, handling the companies’ bookkeeping and financial records, making payments to vendors and the IRS, and reconciling the companies’ bank accounts. 

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