Man charged with embezzling $110K from nonprofit group

The vice president of a nonprofit group in Rehoboth was arraigned on embezzlement charges, the Bristol County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.

A Fall River Superior Court judge ordered Edward Schagrin held on $5,000 cash bail. He was also ordered to not transfer any money or property from Rehoboth Public Access Corp. accounts.

Schagrin is scheduled to be back in court May 29 for a pretrial hearing.

Prosecutors said Schagrin, acting as a REPAC board member, embezzled more than $110,000 from the group and the town of Rehoboth.

The investigation revealed that in October 2011, Schagrin wrote himself a check from the REPAC account for $117,000 for "technical support" he said he provided the group between 2008 and 2011. The accounting of his work hours, however, was contradicted by annual state public charity financial reports and tax reports.