Authorities charged a Litchfield attorney Wednesday with embezzling roughly $985,000 from a charity that helps veterans and their families, officials said.
Kevin E. Creed, 69, faces a single count of first-degree larceny after the investigation by the Chief State’s Attorney’s Statewide Prosecution Bureau.
Officials said the probe started when they were contacted by an attorney for the Fisher House Foundation and its Connecticut arm. The charity, according to officials, aims to build living facilities adjacent to military medical facilities to provide housing for veterans and their families while they receive treatment.
The investigation revealed that Creed ran the Connecticut arm of the charity out of his Bristol law office from 2015 to 2018 and while collecting donations, diverted money toward his own personal uses, authorities said.
Creed appeared before a judge and was released on a $250,000 non-surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in New Britain next on Dec. 9.
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