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Ex-charity head takes embezzlement deal
November 02, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Ruperto Reyes

The former president of a Daly City charity pleaded no contest to felony embezzlement for reportedly taking approximately $68,000 and gambling it away betting on horse races.

Ruperto Reyes, 74, faces up to 10 months jail on the charge when sentenced Dec. 12.

Reyes spent 12 years from August 2000 to June 2012 heading the nonprofit Luzon Visayas Mindanao Association, a Filipino-American organization intended to provide aid to local community members, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

The group raised around $73,000 over the years but only distributed around $5,000. When other board members at the nonprofit began asking to see the books earlier this year, Reyes allegedly delayed them and made excuses. In early 2012, board members discovered that a bank account that should have held around $68,000 contained only $19.

When confronted, Reyes apologized and promised to pay the money back, but only paid $2,500, prosecutors said.

After board members went to police, detectives determined that Reyes had used the account’s ATM card 188 times to make withdrawals at the Jockey Club in San Mateo.

Reyes remains free from custody on his own recognizance pending sentencing.

 

 

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