Stealing from Alcoholics Anonymous

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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John Douglas Schlueter, a former office manager for the Santa Barbara Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous, plead no contest to embezzling approximately $9,000 from the organization by misusing credit cards to purchase computer tablets, projectors, food, gas, and pay for automobile repairs. Schlueter paid back the $9,000, was placed on three years probation, and can no longer be in contact with his former employer.


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They busted him. I'll drink to that!

Botany (anonymous profile)
November 20, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It would have been better if he used the 9k to sponsor a pub crawl.


Stumbling_Distance (anonymous profile)
November 20, 2012 at 12:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

He actually could still attend AA meetings because attendance and membership is anonymous. Notice his mug isn't published.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 20, 2012 at 12:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

He paid back the money, which shows remorse and augurs well for his recovery. AA members are compassionate enough to forgive him. They know first hand that beating alcoholism is not easy.

blackpoodles (anonymous profile)
November 20, 2012 at 9:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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