Former Camp Fire USA Executive Director Facing Fraud and Identity Theft Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A former Executive Director for Camp Fire USA West Texas is accused of swindling the organization out of money.

Michael Burney is charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Burney is accused of stealing $390,000 from bank accounts belonging to Camp Fire USA.

Camp Fire USA officials tell NewsWest 9, they learned about the theft after getting a call from a bank about a bounced check for $2,700.

They tell NewsWest 9, it was forged by Burney.

If convicted, Burney faces up to 30 years in prison.