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Former Humane Society treasurer taken into custody

September 12, 2012

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police report that former Elk County Humane Society treasurer and financial advisor Richard A. Danz was taken into custody on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in North Carolina.
Criminal charges have been filed against Danz, 47, of 376 Walnut St., St. Marys, in connection with the alleged theft of funds through his position with the organization, as well as charges alleging he defrauded clients of investments made through his private tax preparation business.
According to police, Danz was apprehended Wednesday by the Matthews Police Department in Matthews, N.C. and is currently being held there pending extradition to Pennsylvania, where he faces various felony charges of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, theft of services, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and theft by deception.

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