Former Nemacolin Country Club manager accused of stealing half million dollars

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PITTSBURGH - In May, Channel 11 reported the treasurer of the PTA at Canon McMillan was accused of stealing money.  This week, Channel 11 learned that police believe the same man is took a half million dollars from Nemacolin Country Club.

Brian Simon, 35, was the general manager at the club. 

Police said he wrote 109 checks, all for fake expenses, made out to Brian Simon that totaled $250,000.

According to police, Simon went online, creating a list of products to buy for the club.  Instead of buying them, police said he would just print the lists, giving them to his secretary for reimbursement.   Police said that totaled nearly $170,000.

Police said they found dozens of fake vendor invoices in which he allegedly forged the vendors' names and deposited the money in his own account.

The grand total taken was $529,647, police said.

“I think I’m still trying to get my head around the sheer amount of money involved,” said Christina Hollandsworth of the PTA.

Hollandsworth said she discovered Simon had allegedly been stealing from the PTA last year.  He was arrested for stealing $15,000, police said.

Prosecutors said Simon had been allegedly stealing for years and recently landed a job at Rolling Hills Country Club.