Greenbrier accountant charged with embezzlement

Local - 5/19/2014 8:29 AM

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) - An accountant in Greenbrier County faces charges of embezzling more than $800,000 from a trust.

County prosecutor Patrick I. Via tells media outlets that Jeffrey E. Lewis of Renick is accused of taking the money from a trust created to benefit 73-year-old John Dawkins. Lewis was the trustee of the trust.     

Lewis is charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person and embezzlement by a fiduciary.   

Via says the investigation is ongoing.

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