A dockmaster accused of stealing $467,800 from the Coeur d’Alene Resort since 2005 has been charged with grand theft. Anthony David Parks, 37, of Coeur d’Alene was fired from his job at the resort marina Oct. 15 after an internal company investigation. Coeur d’Alene police arrested Parks on Oct. 22, and he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov. 13. An accounting review of the marina’s books revealed irregularities with cash refunds for boat rentals. Resort security installed surveillance cameras that showed Parks pocketing a $477 refund, according to the police investigation. Confronted by Hagadone managers, Parks admitted to the thefts and said he used the cash to pay bills, send his children to soccer and basketball camps, and buy things for his family he couldn’t have otherwise, according to the investigation/Scott Maben, SR. More here.
The Hagadone website said Parks worked in the marine business on Lake Coeur d’Alene for 12 years. “He makes certain it’s all smooth sailing at the Boardwalk and Silver Beach marinas, with an eye for excellence and a knack for fixing just about anything,” the corporate biography stated.