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 |  Aug 15 2011, 12:01 PM

A Michigan man, David Allan Proffitt, has been sent to jail in Texas after he was accused of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from an Ann Arbor, MI Lexus dealership.

According to police investigating the case, Proffitt, who was General Manager of the dealership, wrote more than 100 checks out to people, claiming they were dealer customers who needed refunds. Proffitt forged the signatures on each of the checks he wrote and deposited them into personal bank accounts, most of the transactions occurred over an almost three-year period between April 2008 and February 2011.

In addition, some of the money Proffitt stole was apparently used to pay a dealership employee’s rent, in order to keep him working there. Last Thursday, authorities arrested and charged Proffitt in Plano, Texas. A court appearance has yet to be scheduled.

[Source: Ann Arbor.com]