A Capistrano Beach man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of overbilling the county about $130,000 and embezzling about $440,000 from a company that managed part of the Dana Point harbor.
Brian Cleveland Dunn, 61, is accused of using a company credit card when he worked for Vintage Marina Partners between 2007 to 2011 to fund about $440,000 in personal purchases such as clothes, trips and improvements to his Hawaii home, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
In 2008, Dunn started the Organic Tree company to buy landscaping materials for county projects, and between that year and 2012, he’s accused of marking up the prices of materials to overbill the county by more than $130,000.
Dunn pleaded not guilty to felony charges of misappropriation of public funds and grand theft by embezzlement and also denied sentencing enhancements for aggravated white-collar crime, property damage and property loss.
Dunn could face up to 11 years and four months in prison if convicted.
— City News Service