A senior Fairfax County employee, Don Allen McCorry
, was arrested yesterday on a felony charge of embezzlement after a police officer complained of "inconsistencies" in his
retirement account, county police said.McCorry
, 46, the retirement administrator of the county's Retirement Administration Agency, turned himself in at the Fairfax County jail and was being held on $1 million bond, police said.They said McCorry
, who lives on Willard Street NE in the District, acted after learning that police had searched his
office in Fairfax City on Tuesday.
Maj. Frank Kitzerow, commander of the Fairfax police department's Criminal Investigations Bureau
, said the search turned up records and documents indicating "a misappropriation of funds."He
said the investigation was at an early stage and that police could not estimate the amount of the alleged embezzlement.
Kitzerow said the police officer who triggered the investigation had left the force more than a year ago and was recently rehired.The officer "became concerned over inconsistencies regarding a transaction involving his
retirement account and brought this to the attention of the Financial Crimes Section," a police statement said.Kitzerow declined to identify the officer.
County officials said McCorry
has worked for the county about a dozen years and that his
work involves payouts of retirement funds.In 1997, McCorry was appointed acting executive director of the Retirement Administration Agency when the previous director resigned.
It was not immediately known how long he
has served in that capacity.