The former manager of the Nemacolin Country Club in Centerville was charged today with stealing more than $500,000 from the Washington County organization for six years.
Pennsylvania State Police and county prosecutors allege that Brian L. Simon, 35, of Canonsburg, had checks issued in fake names, endorsed them, then deposited them into his own bank account, diverting more than $529,647.
A judge set his bail at that same amount -- $529,647 straight cash. An attorney listed for him in court records, Francis M. Moore Jr., was not immediately available.
Mr. Simon is also accused of having checks prepared for legitimate vendors, forging their signatures and placing those into his own PNC Bank account.
He is in the Washington County Correctional Facility on the following charges: 168 counts of forgery; 19 counts of identity theft; and one count each of theft by deception, receiving stolen property, dealing the proceeds of unlawful activity and theft by unlawful taking.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 24.
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