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American Legion officer charged with stealing $5,300

The former commander of a Macon American Legion post is accused of stealing nearly $5,300 from the post.

Kenneth Maye, age 59, of Lizella was arrested Thursday and charged with fidicuiary theft by taking, according to the Bibb County jail. He was released later Thursday on $4,050 bond.

According to an arrest warrant, Maye admitted to investigators that he took a $5,293 check from a game-machine company and put it in his personal account instead of the post's safe or bank account.

Maye told investigators he believed the post owed him the funds because he had contributed his own money to the post's game-machine payouts.

But post officials told investigators that Maye was not authorized to keep the check. The arrest warrant was issued April 8, and Maye surrendered to the jail Thursday, according to jail records.


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