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Former Eastpointe CFO ordered to repay $731,180

A former Eastpointe Chief Financial Officer was ordered to serve 3 1/2 years in prison and to repay $731,180 and to serve three years of supervised probation once he is released from prison. He appeared before Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard in federal court in Greenville, North Carolina.

William “Bob” Canupp pled guilty in March in federal court and was sentenced on Wednesday. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Canupp served as Chief Financial Officer for Eastpointe Human Services in Beaulaville from March 2010 to April 2013.

According to federal officials, Canupp hired Ronnie Davis to perform construction services without taking bids for the renovation projects and did not have the completed work inspected or approved. Canapé also generated fake invoices for Davis and embezzled fund of more than $80,000 to purchase a boat, pay a mortgage on a beach house, and pay personal credit cards.

The funds were found to be missing during a 2015 audit of Eastpointe Human Services.

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