Lawyer accused of stealing nearly $1 million from veterans’ charity – NBC Connecticut

A former Connecticut lawyer was charged by state authorities on Wednesday with embezzling nearly $1 million from a charity for military veterans and their families, just two weeks after he was sentenced to more three years in prison on a federal charge for the same crimes.

The chief state’s attorney’s office said Kevin Creed, 69, of Litchfield, was charged with robbery and released on $250,000 bond following a court appearance on Wednesday .

Creed could not be reached for comment on Wednesday. Phone listings for him have been disconnected. His attorney in the federal case said he was not representing Creed in the state case.

On Nov. 9, Creed was convicted of federal fraud and sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution to the Fisher House Foundation in Connecticut, a chapter of a national charity that builds homes near medical centers for veterans where families can stay for free. while their loved ones are undergoing treatment.

State prosecutors said Creed stole $985,000 from the charity and used the money for his own purposes. He has yet to report to federal prison.

Creed, an Army veteran and former state trooper, gave up his right to practice law in Connecticut last year.

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