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Docs: BVCSD General Manager charged with embezzlement spent funds on TV, DVDs

Posted at 2:07 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 17:07:56-04

BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. — Court documents reveal that the former Bear Valley Community Services District General Manager charged with embezzlement used funds to purchase a TV worth over $5000 and over 40 DVDs.

According to the court documents, David Edmonds would purchase supplies from Best Buy using the District credit card. He would then return the supplies in exchange for personal gift cards, according to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office.

Court document also stated that purchases made using the District credit card contributed rewards points to a Best Buy Elite Plus member account belonging to Edmonds. The documents state Edmonds used this rewards account to make personal purchases.

During the investigation, court document show Edmonds allegedly returned $4,836 in purchase to Best Buy in exchange for gift cards. Bear Valley Police officers executing search warrants at Edmonds home said they recovered property valued at about $3,241 during the investigation.

Edmonds served as the District’s General Manager from July 2014 to June 2018.

In June the Kern County DA's Office announced it filed eight embezzlement charges against Edmonds.