Employee accused of embezzling $50K from Habitat for Humanity

A Habitat for Humanity employee is accused of embezzling over $50,000, announced Aberdeen Police Chief Brian Chavis in a news release.

Douglas Ross Jr, 22, of Aberdeen, was arrested on April 19 on a charge of felony larceny by an employee.

“On March 25, 2024, Patrol Officers with the Aberdeen Police Department received a report from a business, Habitat for Humanity, that they found evidence that an employee had embezzled over $50,000.00, by processing fraudulent returns, beginning in March of 2023,” said Chavis. “Aberdeen Investigators responded to the business and conducted follow-up investigations that consisted of reviewing videos, computer-automated transactions, and time sheets, along with obtaining statements. Investigators identified Ross as the employee responsible for the embezzlement. On April 17, 2024, a warrant was obtained on Ross for Felony Larceny by Employee.”

Ross was placed at the Moore County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

Photo via Aberdeen Police Department.

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