DULUTH, MN– The accountant for the Duluth Chamber of Commerce has been charged with stealing greater than $235,000 from the group over the previous a number of years.
Jesse David Frye, 40, was charged with theft by swindle in St. Louis County Court docket Tuesday.
Based on courtroom data, throughout an outdoor audit of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce’s monetary data in July 2019, they realized Frye had allegedly been stealing cash by withdrawing and depositing unauthorized funds into numerous accounts.
Court docket paperwork present Frye would typically disguise the withdrawal by labeling it as “payroll”.
When initially confronted by legislation enforcement, Frye denied the accusations. He later acknowledged the thefts in a letter by providing a reimbursement schedule with out “exterior motion”.
Frye was the principal of Eagle Accounting on the time of the swindle.
His subsequent courtroom look shall be an omnibus listening to on February 11 at eight:30 a.m.