$1M stolen from Masonic group; $240K spent on Grizzlies tickets

$1M stolen from Masonic group; $240K spent on Grizzlies tickets
Published: Jun. 23, 2015 at 10:10 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2015 at 9:06 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man accused of stealing from his employer spent $240,000 on Grizzlies tickets in just six months.

That is just a fraction of the amount that investigators said Fredrick McWilliams stole from the Masons.

According to investigators, the information technology specialist is accused of embezzling over $1 million between November 2014 and April 2015.

A police report said that McWilliams wrote himself checks from the United Supreme Council 33 to an unauthorized PayPal account and debit card. He then bought the Grizzlies tickets and used some of the money to gamble.

United Supreme Council 33, a Masonic group in Memphis, declined to comment Tuesday.

Investigators charged McWilliams with theft of property. He is currently in jail on a $100,000 bond.

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