Alleged SARA embezzler faces other felony charges


NBC is reporting that Damon Watson is now facing a felony embezzlement charge and a felony credit card fraud charge in Albemarle County, to go with the three felony embezzlement charges he has already racked up in the city of Charlottesville. 26-year-old Watson is accused of embezzling between $10,000 and $20,000 from SARA, the Sexual Assault Resource Agency. SARA serves women, children and men who have experienced sexual assault and their families and friends in Charlottesville, Albemarle and the surrounding counties. It runs education and self-defense programs, too.
This is not Watson’s’ first brush with the law; in 2003 he was charged with forgery in Michigan, and in April of this year he failed to appear in court for a check bouncing beef. NBC 29 quotes SARA’s Walker Thornton as saying that Watson was “a loyal, trusted co-worker.” Watson posted a $5,000 bond.