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Emily Welker, Published January 14 2014

Worker at Dilworth adult foster care home charged with financial fraud

MOORHEAD – A Minneapolis man is due in court here to face allegations he used a corporate credit card from his job at an adult care facility to buy nearly $4,000 worth of personal items.

Jeffrey Todd Moe, 54, was charged Monday in Clay County District Court with one count of felony diversion of corporate property by theft, and one count of felony financial transaction card fraud. Each count can carry up to five years in prison, if convicted.

According to court documents, Moe was fired in August 2012 from Habilitative Services Inc., an adult foster care facility in Dilworth.

Credit card receipts from Moe’s corporate credit card showed charges for golf balls, towels and Nicorette lozenges, which triggered an internal audit at the company.

Company officials contacted Dilworth police officer John Shorey with the results of the audit. The audit showed Moe had used the card to make $2,422.24 in authorized purchases in Dilworth, $870.28 in Moorhead, $321.25 in Fargo, $16.41 in Clearwater, Minn., and another $243.99 online, a police report says.

According to court records, police allege Moe also used the card to buy snacks, camping and gardening supplies, a gas trimmer, groceries and video rentals.

Attempts to reach Moe on Tuesday were unsuccessful.

His court date is set for Feb. 13.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Emily Welker at (701) 241-5541