- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

PLEASANT POINT, Maine (AP) - A former finance director has been arrested in California on charges he stole more than $20,000 from the Passamaquoddy tribe.

An indictment unsealed Friday says Charles Fourcloud submitted false expense claims and reports and fake documents, mostly for travel and moving expenses.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1mNHuIm ) Fourcloud was fired last year as the one-time finance director of the tribe’s Pleasant Point reservation near Eastport for lying about his identity.

The tribe discovered that his real name was Arlynn Knudsen and that he was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in 1998 after pleading guilty to embezzling from a South Dakota college.

A lawyer who has represented before declined to comment on the latest charges.

Fourcloud faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of one count of theft and three counts of theft and embezzlement.

The indictment accuses Fourcloud of creating a fake moving company and submitting moving expenses from that company. He is also accused of reserving air travel, canceling the reservations for cheaper flights and then submitting expenses for the more expensive fares.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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