March 28, 2016

Arrest Made In Fiduciary Theft Investigation

Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested and charged a Former Director of Macon Purrs and Paws with Theft by Taking Fiduciary this afternoon. Anne Brennaman, 59, of Macon was determined to have used funds allocated for business expenses for personal use.

Bibb County investigators were contacted by volunteers after Bernnaman turned over her license and resigned. A standard compliance review revealed inconsistencies with invoices and paperwork filed by Anne Bernnaman. The investigation concluded that Anne Brennaman did use Macon Purrs and Paws funds totaling $88,848.74

According to the Internal Revenue Service and the GA Department of Revenue; Macon Purrs and Paws is a non –profit organization. The rescue shelter houses cats that are waiting for adoption. The cats vet care; shelter and food are provided for by donations.

Anne Bernnaman was responsible for handling the paperwork and funds associated with the shelter.

Bond has been set at $4050

This case is still under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Crimes Against Property Investigator, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.