HBPD makes arrest in embezzlement

The Holmes Beach Police Department announced July 27 the arrest of a former employee at the Key Royale Club. Holly Elaine Connelly is accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the private golf club in Holmes Beach.

Connelly voluntarily surrendered the morning of July 27 on a warrant and her bond was set at $500,000, according to HBPD.

The department’s announcement said Connelly is under arrest for scheme to defraud.

The arrest, the statement said, comes “after months of extensive investigation.”

For more, read the Aug. 3 edition of The Islander.

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