Andrew Hahn
Andrew Hahn. Photo courtesy of the Harrisonburg Police Department.

A Winchester man is in custody in connection with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board’s nearly $ 1 million embezzlement.

Andrew Hahn, 36, was employed as Director of Information Technology at HRCSB. Management was alerted by other employees to minor discrepancies and missing equipment, which triggered an internal investigation and an external financial audit.

Hahn was fired after the investigation began, which was opened in October, according to Harrisonburg police.

As an IT manager, Hahn controlled and oversaw requests for proposals for IT requirements.

Hahn is accused of setting up a shell company, submitting a request for proposals and winning the contract through the shell company.

The activity would have taken place between 2019 and 2021, according to police.

Investigators say Hahn used the shell company to significantly bill for the products it supplied and for products that were never delivered to the HRCSB.

Much of the embezzled funds apparently went to support his lavish lifestyle as well as his personal financial investments.

Detectives from the HPD Major Crimes Unit and the Winchester Police Department executed several search warrants in Winchester on Wednesday. Detectives recovered financial records and electronic devices containing suspected digital evidence and seized two vehicles, which were allegedly purchased with embezzled funds.

Hahn, investigators said, used his position to his advantage and went to great lengths to conceal his actions from the HRCSB. The investigation found that the employer followed common and standard business practices, including internal and external audits, but Hahn found a way around those safeguards.

The HRCSB fully cooperated with HPD’s investigation and added additional controls to prevent similar actions in the future.

Hahn was arrested without incident and charged with money laundering and five counts of embezzlement. Since his arrest in Winchester, Hahn has been transferred to Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Prison, where he is being held without bail.

HPD received investigative support from the Attorney General’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, the Winchester Police Department, and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are being considered. If you have any additional information to aid the investigation, call Detective Matthias at 540-437-2669 or email him at [email protected]

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