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Embezzlement Charges Dismissed Against Ex-Time-Share Worker

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    The Rhode Island attorney general's office has dismissed all charges against a Portsmouth man accused of embezzling nearly $528,000 from a Newport homeowners association where he previously served as general manager.

    Timothy Roche, a former general manager of the Newport Bay Club & Hotel, was arrested Sept. 12, 2014 on a felony charge of embezzlement from the Newport Bay Club Homeowners Association.

    State Police began investigating in 2013 after receiving a complaint from the club's board of directors.

    The Newport Daily News reports Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said the evidence did not support criminal charges.

    Roche has filed a lawsuit claiming the club's directors brought false charges in retaliation after he pointed out improprieties.

    Attorneys representing the Homeowners Association say he was fired because he was not performing competently. 

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