Morro Bay attorney charged with embezzlement
March 4, 2015
A Morro Bay attorney was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony grand theft by embezzlement, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.
John Patrick Fennacy, 50, specializes in estate planning, was a former Morro Bay planning commissioner and is the co-owner of the Brickhouse BBQ. The district attorney charged him with embezzling more than $65,000.
According to the district attorney, Fennacy embezzled the money from a family trust account from Nov. 2012 through Nov. 2013. Fennacy faces a sentence of between 16 months to four years in jail if found guilty.
Fennacy surrendered to authorities on Wednesday and then was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. He was released after posting $85,000 bail.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on March 5.