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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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A former Boys and Girls Club executive director was accused of theft and fraud Wednesday.

Shane Howard Johnson, 47, of 8329 NW Country Road 235 in Alachua, was arrested for theft, counterfeiting and two counts of fraud: one for illicit use of a credit card and the other for defrauding a financial institution.

Johnson was an executive director at the Boys and Girls Club of Gainesville until he resigned in September. From September until April, Johnson’s corporate Circle K gas card issued by the Boys and Girls Club during his employment was used 153 times, according to an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office report.

Only three locations had video of Johnson’s transactions, the report said. Two of the locations’ videos showed Johnson in his white Buick pumping gas. The other was of a Gainesville Lawn Care truck and trailer leaving a business. An ACSO detective found a picture of the truck on Johnson’s Facebook, where he posted about his second job, according to the ACSO report.

Two purchases were made March 1 in Key Largo and Palm Bay, the report said. The ACSO detective also found posts on Johnson’s Facebook placing him in the cities at the time.

The Boys and Girls Club also reported a charge to its checking account billed to Bridgecrest Retail, a company that offers car loans and online payments, for more than $800, the report said. The ACSO detective requested information from the retail store, which later showed the account belonged to Johnson and was used to pay for a car loan.

In an interview, Johnson told the ACSO detective he made the purchases and that they helped him through a difficult time, the report said.

Johnson was released from the Alachua County Jail Thursday. It is unclear how much money his bond was set to.

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