SAVANNAH, GA (August 1, 2011): A 33-year-old Savannah man has been charged in the embezzlement of more than $3,000 from The Scottish American Military Society.


Richard Andrew Stephen Farrer was arrested Sunday and charged with theft by taking and computer theft, both felonies, in the embezzlement that took place between February and October, 2010.


Detective William Stegin of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Financial Crimes Division said Farrer was the treasurer for the Society. He used a debit card for personal purchases and wrote checks to himself which he deposited into his bank account. The total amount embezzled was approximately $3,065, including $1,361 taken in Chatham County.


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