Fairfax Park Authority Employee Charged with Embezzlement

Photo credit: Fairfax County PD

Photo credit: Fairfax County PD

FAIRFAX CO. (West Springfield Police District), VA – A man employed as a seasonal Fairfax County Park Authority employee has been charged for allegedly embezzling money from ticket sales at Burke Lake Park, police say.

Officials say a tip was received on June 16 about the embezzlement and an investigation was conducted. The investigation determined that the suspect, 65-year-old Earnest Kye, sold tickets for the carousel and train ride at the park. Kye stole money on several occasions throughout the course of his role as a cashier.

On Thursday, July 14, detectives obtained five felony embezzlement warrants for incidents that occurred on Saturday, June 18; Sunday June 19; Friday, June 24; Thursday, June 30; and Sunday, July 3. Kye turned himself into police on Friday.

Kye’s employment with the Fairfax County Park Authority has been terminated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.