A Lemoore man employed at a local naval station was charged with counts of embezzlement, theft of union funds and aggravated identity theft, according to a Department of Justice news release.
On Thursday, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Kevin Crownover, 46.
According to court documents, Crownover was the treasurer for a labor organization consisting of mechanics employed at Lemoore Naval Air Station. Between September 2015 and October 2016, he created at least 70 unauthorized checks and made unauthorized cash withdrawals from the union’s bank accounts, resulting in a loss to the union of at least $50,879.
Crownover is said to have forged the signature of the union president, causing the aggravated identity theft charge.
If convicted, Crownover faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.