Ex-chief of clinic held on charges of theft from medical group

May 23, 1991|By Raymond L. Sanchez | Raymond L. Sanchez,Evening Sun Staff PbB

The former administrator of a northwest Baltimore clinic has been arrested in North Carolina on charges of stealing more than $619,000 from the medical group that operates the clinic, prosecutors said.

Roy R. Creech Jr., 60, former administrator of the Garwyn Medical Center on Garrison Boulevard, was indicted May 8 on a count of felony theft and nine counts of forgery, said Assistant State's Attorney Marcella A. Holland.

Creech, who was residing in Kingston, N.C., decided not to fight extradition during a hearing there yesterday, Holland said. He is expected to be arraigned June 18 in Baltimore Circuit Court.

Creech is accused of diverting more than $619,000 from two bank accounts of the Garwyn Medical Group, which operates the clinic. Holland said Creech was one of three authorized signers on the bank accounts.

Holland said Creech is accused of using the signatures of doctors in the medical group to cash checks and divert funds to pay personal bills, to make financial investments and to purchase antiques and coins. The crimes occurred from July 1, 1988, to July 11, 1990, the prosecutor said.

The prosecutor said some of the money was deposited into three North Carolina bank accounts. Investigators discovered Creech's new residence in Kingston through bank records.

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