Crime

Hearing postponed for Morro Bay attorney accused of embezzlement

John Patrick Fennacy, 50, of Morro Bay was arrested Wednesday, March 4, 2015, on suspicion of grand theft by embezzlement, as well as an enhancement for resulting in a loss of over $65,000. Original story »
John Patrick Fennacy, 50, of Morro Bay was arrested Wednesday, March 4, 2015, on suspicion of grand theft by embezzlement, as well as an enhancement for resulting in a loss of over $65,000. Original story »

A Morro Bay estate attorney and former planning commissioner who was due in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Thursday to face an embezzlement charge has had his first hearing postponed.

John Patrick Fennacy, 50, was scheduled for arraignment Thursday on a single felony count of grand theft by embezzlement but his case was taken off calendar. No new court hearing has been scheduled yet.

Court records list his attorney as Michael Cummins, who did not return a request for comment Thursday.

Fennacy turned himself in to police Wednesday and was released that afternoon on $85,000 bond.

A criminal complaint in the case alleges Fennacy — whose website lists him as specializing in elder law and estate planning — stole at least $65,000 from a client’s trust fund.

Fennacy has not replied to several requests for comment on the case, although he said in a Facebook message that he is no longer part owner of Brickhouse BBQ in Morro Bay.

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