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Coeur d'Alene Resort employee accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from company

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Anthony Parks was arrested for Felony Grand Theft after a two week investigation by the Coeur d'Alene Police Department Anthony Parks was arrested for Felony Grand Theft after a two week investigation by the Coeur d'Alene Police Department
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

After a two week long investigation, Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a longtime Coeur d'Alene Resort Marina employee suspected of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company. 

Coeur d'Alene Police received a tip a couple of weeks ago, and after their investigation, developed enough evidence to charge Tony Parks with Felony Grand Theft. In his position at the marina, police say Parks was allowed access to large amounts of money. and believe he stole $467,800. 

After reviewing the marina's books, accountants found irregularities with cash refunds, and surveillance video showed Parks pocketing a nearly $500 refund. Parks admitted to the thefts when confronted and said he used the money to pay bills, send his kids to soccer and basketball camps and buy things for his family.

An auditor found 1,259 fraudulent refunds in the last ten years, including 156 transactions totaling almost $53,000 just in 2015. Parks told officials he had been issuing fraudulent cash refunds two or three times a week since 2009, according to police. 

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