Former Habitat for Humanity executive stole from nonprofit, police say

Greg Miller (Source: Athens PD)
Greg Miller (Source: Athens PD)

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - After investigating alleged theft from Athens-Limestone Habitat for Humanity, Athens police arrested the organization's former executive director.

Investigators believe William Gregory Miller stole $107,554 from Habitat for Humanity. They said after he resigned earlier this year, board members and accountants discovered a large amount of money was spent without authorization.

Miller was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of theft of property.

Police say the first count was related to an incident in which Miller wrote an ex-employee a payroll check for $8,000 on a closed account. The second count is for the theft from Habitat for Humanity. The cases are unrelated, according to police.

Athens police said Miller cooperated with investigators. They said it appears that the money was charged to Miller's Habitat for Humanity credit card.

The unauthorized purchases included concert tickets, condo rentals in Gulf Shores, gas for his personal vehicle, clothes, a cross bow, luggage, food, and a vehicle repair among other things.

Investigators said Miller covered the purchases by writing checks for the credit card bills. They said he also moved money from one Habitat account to another without the board's authorization in order to conceal his unauthorized credit card charges.

Miller was booked into the Limestone County jail on $10,000 bond.

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