UPDATED March 16 at 9:35 a.m.
Former Mountain View Athletic Association (MVAA) president Steven Brindle was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail Friday afternoon.
Gwinnett County Police Department public information officer Cpl. Jake Smith said detectives obtained a warrant for Brindle's arrest Thursday afternoon. Brindle turned himself in Friday, Smith indicated.
Brindle had been listed as the suspect in the theft of tens of thousands of dollars from the MVAA.
According to the Gwinnett County Police report, $45,000 is missing from association accounts. A MVAA representative provided police with a list of unauthorized transactions totalling $24,017. The transactions included over $13,000 in over-the-counter and ATM bank withdrawals as well as purchases at Walmart, Sam's, Amazon, Stubhub, Costco, 1-800-flowers, Cinderella's Closet, Home Depot, gas stations and several Dacula restaurants.
Brindle, according to the report, is believed to have transferred funds online from various MVAA accounts into the association's main account. Brindle allegedly then used an association debit card to complete the transactions at various locations.
Jail record show Brindle was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center at 4:06 p.m. on March 15. The listed charge is theft by conversion. He was released from jail Friday at 8:53 p.m. on a $27,700 bond.
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