The Capistrano Dispatch
An Orange County contractor, accused of falsifying invoices and using his company credit card for clothing, travel and home improvement expenses, was charged Monday with embezzlement and the misappropriation of public funds, officials said.
Brian Cleveland Dunn, 61, of Capistrano Beach, the former manager of Vintage Marina Partners, which manages a portion of the Dana Point Harbor’s commercial core, is accused of falsifying county reimbursement invoices for more than $130,000 and embezzling and making unauthorized credit card purchases over $440,000, according to an Orange County District Attorney’s Office press release.
Dunn is charged with two felony counts, one of misappropriation of public funds and one of grand theft by embezzlement, with sentencing enhancements of aggravated white collar crime, property damage and property loss.
If convicted, Dunn could face 11 years in prison. Dunn pleaded not guilty and is out of custody in lieu of $200,000 bail. Dunn is scheduled back in court Nov. 20.
Dunn began working for Vintage Marina Partners in 2004. Between 2008 and 2012, Dunn allegedly purchased landscaping materials for county projects through his company Organic Tree Landscaping. Authorities believe Dunn marked his purchases up 100 percent. He is accused of overbilling the county $130,000.
Between 2007 and 2011, Dunn is accused of using his company credit card for personal expenses, including improvements to his home in Hawaii.