JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- New details emerge about a $900,000 conspiracy scheme involving a Jacksonville businessman and another who lost his life. First Coast News has uncovered David Allen Dinsbeer's criminal history, and his connection to an unsolved murder.
For months, flyers were posted throughout Glynn County with a reward of $10,000 for any information leading to the arrest of Richard Hollis' killer. Hollis was found shot to death while apparently trying to change his tire on I-95 on September 10, 2012.
The initials R.H. appear in an indictment against Dinsbeer. It states that R.H. died in September of 2012, and the two knew each other from working at a business together in the past.
Dinsbeer Tuesday, pleaded guilty to 16 counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud. Investigators say he opened bank accounts for phony businesses and conspired with R.H., an employee of the Hickory Foods, Inc. group that includes Bubba Burgers.
The indictment details the conspiracy saying an invoice was delivered to Hickory Foods companies on behalf of one of Dinsbeer's phony businesses. Then R.H. would have the invoice paid by company check. Dinsbeer would then deposit it into the account for the fake businesses and no supplies were ever received.
The checks deposited into accounts from Bubba Foods were about $634,000 and from Flanders Provision Company, about $270,000.
Both companies and Henry's Hickory House filed civil suits against Dinsbeer and Hollis' wife, Rhonda in August of 2013.
Looking into Dinsbeer's criminal history it appears he has stolen before. According to a JSO arrest report, Dinsbeer stole about $15,000 in cash from the company in 2002 while working as a sales manager at Burris Logistics. It states that he wrote company checks to himself and later confessed to police.
Dinsbeer was released on bond and he is now awaiting sentencing. Each of the 16 counts carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison.