Former Tonic Sol-Fa Group Member Charged With Theft
ST. CLOUD (AP) - A former member of a capella group Tonic Sol-Fa has been charged with swindling nearly $30,000 from the group.
Mark Thomas McGowan faces one count of felony theft by swindle.
McGowan was the last original member of the group when he left in early 2015. According to a complaint, a group member accused him of taking money from the group in September 2015.
The complaint said McGowan acknowledged taking most of the money in 2010 and he had agreed to pay it back. But no payments were made and an accountant discovered more money missing. The accountant told investigators McGowan had been accessing group spreadsheets and transferring money to his personal account.
McGowan's attorney says what he did wasn't criminal and he'll be vindicated.