Caney man charged with embezzlement, falsifying tax returns

TULSA, Okla. — A Caney man has been charged with embezzlement and making false income tax returns.


Timothy Edward Crossman of Caney was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa with one count of embezzling $79,010.89 during his tenure as a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Skiatook Lake project office. The theft of money allegedly occurred between April 2006 through December 2012.


Crossman also was charged with not reporting the income he had allegedly embezzled on his federal income taxes from 2009 through 2012.


Danny C. Williams Sr., U.S. attorney for the Northern Oklahoma District, issued the charges on Monday. All other information about the case is sealed, according to the court docket.


Crossman is currently employed with the Montgomery County Conservation District.  Doug Blex, president of the Montgomery County Conservation District board of directors, said he was unaware of an investigation into Crossman when the Caney man was hired for the position he now holds. He said he planned to confer with the district’s legal counsel to determine the district’s next course of action in regard to Crossman’s employment.


As in all criminal cases, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty or an admission of guilt.


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