RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Riverside County District Attorney’s office announced that the president of the Riverside County School Board Association (RCSBA) is charged with embezzlement of public funds.
On June 19, 2019, William Clarence Newberry, 59, of Corona, has been charged with one count each of embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of public funds. In addition, he has been charged with two counts of grand theft. In November 2018, the treasurer, Tom Hunt, who has been newly appointed, informed the DA’s office that there was suspicious activity on the association account. The account was used primarily for dues paid by the 23 school districts the association represents.
The report led to an investigation where it was learned that Newberry used the RCSBA debit card to make personal purchases and pay personal bills between December 2013 and February 2017. These purchases were made without authorization in the amount of approximately $17,000. “During the investigation, it was also determined that, between March 2012 and July 2017, Newberry also used a checking account belonging to the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Climate Booster Club to pay personal bills and make retail purchases for personal items,” Riverside County District Attorney’s officials said. “The amount totaled about $23,000.”
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