Worker Accused of $17K Habitat for Humanity Embezzlement
A former worker for the Yakima Habitat for Humanity group is facing legal action after charges were filed, accusing him of stealing more than $17,000 from the non-profit group.
You may remember last year the Pasco Downtown Development Association was bilked out of tens of thousands by it's former director. Now a similar fate has been met by Habitat.
Rolando Ramirez, who used to work for the group which helps people build homes and take ownership,is accused of making several false debit and cash returns to Habitat's ReStore after hours.
The store director noticed the suspicious returns, and turned over surveillance video to police. The man in the footage appeared to be Ramirez. An investigation led to him being charged. He's facing further court action, but was released without bail from the Yakima County jail pending those court proceedings.