Father Arrested for Embezzlement 5 Months after Son’s Arrest for Similar Charge
Photo: Bruce Greer
EXETER – An Exeter man has been arrested for embezzling over $1 million from his employer. The Tulare County District Attorney’s office filed charges against Bruce Greer on April 30th, the same day a warrant for his arrest was granted.
The 62-year old first came onto deputies’ radar as they were investigating his son, Justin Greer. Justin made headlines in December 2017 when he was arrested on fraud, theft, and embezzlement charges for deceiving multiple investors in three states while working as a cattle broker and manager.
The eight-month long investigation into Bruce Greer’s embezzlement case was launched August 2017 when Tulare County Sheriff Detectives discovered compelling evidence Greer was illegally padding his pockets with money that belonged to the company he managed.
Throughout the investigation Tulare County Agricultural Crime Detectives collaborated with Tulare County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations to gather and tediously analyze records from various financial institutions with which Greer worked.
At the conclusion of the investigation, evidence supported Greer had embezzled $1.1 million over 5 years from E.M. Tharp, Inc/Golden State Peterbilt.
He surrendered to authorities on May 3rd. He is in custody at Tulare County’s Adult Pre-Trial Facility with bail set at $1.9 million.