The former executive director of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association has been indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on charges of embezzling $78,000 from the agency.
Gary Hall, 39 of Lexington, was indicted Wednesday on three counts of theft by deception over $500 and three counts of theft by deception over $10,000.
Hall was terminated in January after officials discovered he had used the association’s credit cards for $16,000 in personal purchases between 2009 and 2011, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said. Hall also gave bonuses to himself and staff totaling $44,000 and paid $18,000 for a trip to Marco Island, Fla., for himself, staff members and their families, Cleveland said.
“It’s easy to be generous when you’re spending someone else’s money,” Cleveland said.
Hall could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.
The Pharmacist’s Association is located at 1228 U.S. 127 South.
Other indictments issued Wednesday include:
>Tina Kincaid, 42 of Lawrenceburg, on one count of misusing electronic information and one count of being a persistent felony offender (second-degree).
>Seann Brown, 29 of Georgetown, on one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000.
>Thomas Dennis, 39 of Pueblo Trail, on one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
>Micandre Smith, 26 of Indianapolis, on one count of theft by failure to make a required disposition.
>Joyce Renfro, 34 of 426 Harrodswood Road #15, on one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts of first-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance and three counts of being a persistent felony offender (second-degree).
>Louis Wideman, 34 of Franklin County Regional Jail, on one count of first-degree robbery and one count being a persistent felony offender (first-degree).
>Craig Vaughn, 29 of 608 Taylor Ave., on two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.