VALPARAISO | Local attorney Clark Holesinger is charged with stealing $1.64 million while working for four related local businesses.
Holesinger, 52, of Valparaiso, faces four C felony counts of theft, each of which carry a potential sentence of two to eight years behind bars.
He is accused of stealing $817,963 from North Star Stone Inc., where he had been hired to calculate and pay the company's taxes, according to charging information.
The company received word in December that a levy had been placed on its account as a result of delinquent taxes, police said. An investigation reportedly revealed Holesinger had not paid state and federal payroll taxes or state sales taxes.
Police said they learned Holesinger obtained money from family members that he transferred to North Star Stone as partial restitution.
Holesinger is also accused of stealing $233,411 from RBF Island Investment LLC, $215,407 from ITF LLC, and $371,736 from Meridor LLC, according to charging information.
Police said Holesinger endorsed 55 checks to himself from RBF Island Investments between March 25, 2011 and Aug. 20, 2013; 12 checks from ITF between June 25 and Dec. 10; and checks and wire transfers between Aug. 19 and Dec. 10 from Meridor.
A civil suit has been filed in the case.