Man accused of embezzling money surrenders to authorities

by Wes Mayer

A former resident of Senoia turned himself in to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office after a warrant was issued for his arrest for fraud. According to Detective Jason Ercole with the Senoia Police Department, last month Darren Andrew Handley, 48, was accused of transferring funds from the bank account of the Springdale Property Owner’s Association into his personal account. The recently elected president of the association contacted police when he could not contact Handley or access the association’s account. Handley had been treasurer of the association when he lived in Senoia, and apparently began converting funds in late 2010, embezzling nearly $8,000 from the association over the last two and a half years, Ercole said. According to Ercole, Handley was able to hide his thefts by making the transactions appear like the money was being spent for association purposes. He had been living in Fayetteville for the last few months.
On June 25, the Senoia Police Department began looking into the case and issued a warrant for Handley’s arrest on July 8, charging him with one count of felony theft by conversion. Handley responded by turning himself in the following morning around 8 a.m.


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