FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) – 57-year-old Ernest Beal Jr. of Fort Wayne has just been found guilty.
Beal was found guilty of 1 count of theft, a Class D felony. He was accused of taking money from a trust fund for developmentally disabled clients at his group home, Your Friends and Neighbors, in order to make payroll. Part of which was his $325,000 salary.
He did repay the funds with interest but the jury felt that his actions weren’t good enough for the crime.
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