Brian Halpain Charged With Embezzling From Ambulance Association
A Bar Nunn man is accused of taking money from an emergency services group.
Forty-two year old Brian Halpain has pleaded not guilty to one charge of larceny and one charge of obtaining property by false pretenses.
Investigators with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office say from August 2013 to November 2014, Halpain was the Secretary and Treasurer of the Wyoming Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services Association.
During that time, the President of the Association told investigators that Halpain embezzled more than $10,000, by way of writing unauthorized checks, making unauthorized withdrawls and purchases and not depositing money received from WAEMSA member fees and book sales.
The Sheriff's Office was able to obtain surveillance video from some of the locations where various purchases were made, and upon reviewing Halpain's bank records, investigators noticed a pattern of financial difficulties that would tend to show motive as to why Halpain would procure funds.
Discrepancies were also found in WAEMSA's bank account.
Halpain is free on $15,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison on each charge if convicted.