Ronald Lilly, a former president of the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce, has been arrested for fraudulently obtaining property valued under $20,000. (fraud charges) He is accused of issuing checks to himself and another person for services not performed. He is also accused of buying a golf cart with the chamber’s money for his own use.
This fraud charge is a felony in Florida and can carry time in prison. Currently, Lilly is being held in jail on a $75,000 bond.
If his fraud case was being handled in Duval County, the state attorney’s office has a specialized division to handle fraud charges in Jacksonville. The department is called “Special Prosecution” and certain attorneys handle all criminal fraud cases.