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Man faces more charges of embezzlement at Road Atlanta

POSTED: March 28, 2014 12:24 a.m.

A Braselton man accused of embezzling more than $75,000 from Road Atlanta over the course of a year now faces charges of embezzling another $46,000 from the South Hall County race track.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday that Joseph Thomas Greene Jr., 33, who was employed at Road Atlanta, faces an additional 117 counts of transaction card fraud and one felony count of theft by deception. Greene already faced 47 counts of transaction card fraud and one felony count of theft by deception. He is out of jail on $30,000 bond.

Greene denies the allegations, according to his law firm, Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks & McKinnon.

“As a vice president of Road Atlanta, Mr. Greene has loyally served that entity for several years in a position of trust,” officials with the law firm wrote in a statement. “The original allegations as well as the additional charges came as a complete surprise to Mr. Greene, and are completely unfounded.”

Greene’s occupation was listed as project manager at Prime Retail Service in Oakwood in court records. He did not have a prior criminal record in Hall County.

Geoff Lee, Road Atlanta’s president and general manager, said after the initial arrest March 4 that he could confirm the issues were found late last year and resulted in a staff member’s termination.

“All matters have been turned over to local authorities, and it would not be appropriate to comment further until they finish their enquiry,” he said at the time. Lee declined Thursday to add any comment.

The case has been waived to Superior Court. The additional arrest warrants were not available, but according to those obtained by The Times earlier this month, between Sept. 29, 2012, and Dec. 17, 2013, Greene stole about $26,000 from Road Atlanta by falsifying expense reports.

“(Greene) did receive $26,153.80 ... by deceitful means by submitting expense reports representing reported valid Road Atlanta purchases for which he was reimbursed by Road Atlanta when in fact he made personal purchases without authority,” according to the warrant.

The new charges cover a period from 2010 to 2012, according to the sheriff’s office.

“The transactions were mainly related to the company’s credit card, which of course leaves a paper trail,” sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes said earlier this month.

Warrants alleged Greene had also defrauded the company for personal purchases with a Lowe’s card on four occasions and a Home Depot card on three occasions.


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